The Green Bank Telescope

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 The Green Bank Telescope

Image Credit: Jay Lockman
NRAO operates the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), the world's largest fully steerable single aperture antenna.

Supernova remnant SN 1006

Weighing a Neutron Star

Over 1000 years ago, a star located about 7000 light years from Earth exploded. This is a composite image of the shell of gas left behind. Shown here are radio data from the NRAO's Very Large Array and Green Bank Telescope (VLA/GBT; red), X-ray data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), and optical data from the University of Michigan's 0.9 meter Curtis Schmidt telescope at the NSF's Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO; yellow) and the Digitized Sky Survey (orange and light blue). more info

Image credit: Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/G.Cassam-Chenaļ, J.Hughes et al.; Radio: NRAO/AUI/NSF/GBT/VLA/Dyer, Maddalena & Cornwell; Optical: Middlebury College/F.Winkler, NOAO/AURA/NSF/CTIO Schmidt & DSS


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Last updated 17 June 2012 by S. Heatherly