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March 22, 2017

Very Large Array radio telescope

The Very Large Array radio telescope located near Socorro, New Mexico.

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) uses radio spectrum for scientific research and funds advanced research into technology employed by the telecommunications industry. NSF's Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope is perhaps the world's most sophisticated radio receiver. The facility is operated by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, which is managed by Associated Universities, Inc., under a cooperative agreement with NSF. (Date image taken: Unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: March 22, 2017)

Credit: Andrew Clegg, NSF

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