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Jun 18, 2008 - Monse - NRAO

On our way to the border, we drove through Monse, a community just across the Okanagan River. One very large dish and a cluster of dishes on the hilltop to the west are part of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory Very Long Baseline Array. It is 1 of 10 sites spread across the US to allow astronomers to make detailed studies of celestial objects. Used simultaneously, the 10 sites function as a single antenna 5,000 miles wide. They can measure image detail of better than a thousandth of a second of arc, which is equivalent to being able...

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