VLBA Montage

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Description

The VLBA is a system of ten radio-telescope antennas,each with a dish 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter and weighing 240 tons. From Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the VLBA spans more than 5,000 miles, providing astronomers with the sharpest vision of any telescope on Earth or in space. Dedicated in 1993, the VLBA has an ability to see fine detail equivalent to being able to stand in New York and read a newspaper in Los Angeles.

Creator

Records of the NRAO

Type

Still Image

Identifier

vlba_montage_hi.jpg

Notes

Contact NRAO Archives for a high resolution tiff of this image.

Series

Photographs Series

Unit

VLBA Unit

Citation

Records of the NRAO, “VLBA Montage,” NRAO/AUI Archives, accessed February 22, 2024, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/32669.