Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Very Large Array

The Very Large Array Telescope in New Mexico is the "star" of many science and science fiction oriented movies. The most famous is probably the film Contact staring Jodi Foster. You will have to click on the top picture to see the some of the telescopes. I took the picture because the huge radio telescopes are so prominent in the movies and most pictures, but in real life, they are an insignificant part of the huge plateau where they are located. The distances and views are so vast, that the telescopes, although huge by human standards are small in a natural setting. Many things are like that in the natural world.

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