National Radio Quiet Zone

by Joe on Sep. 20th, 2007

Green Bank Telescope (GBT): The GBT is the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope. It is located in the National Radio Quiet Zone in Green Bank, West Virginia.  Image courtesy National Radio Astronomy Observatory / Associated Universities, Inc. / National Science Foundation
Green Bank Telescope (GBT): The GBT is the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope. It is located in the National Radio Quiet Zone in Green Bank, West Virginia. Image courtesy National Radio Astronomy Observatory / Associated Universities, Inc. / National Science Foundation
In doing some background reading for the Arecibo post I learned that the US has a 13,000 square mile National Radio Quiet Zone that straddles Virginia and West Virginia. I thought that was interesting. To see it on a map, launch Google Maps and search "National Radio Quiet Zone".

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