Death Stars, Weird Galaxies, and a Quasar-Spangled Universe: The Discoveries of the Very Large Array Telescope

Death Stars Weird Galaxies and a Quasar Spangled Universe The Discoveries of the Very Large Array Telescope In Karl Jansky was hired by ATT to search for sources of static that might interfere with radio waves for transatlantic communications Jansky identified static from thunderstorms and random radi

  • Title: Death Stars, Weird Galaxies, and a Quasar-Spangled Universe: The Discoveries of the Very Large Array Telescope
  • Author: Karen Taschek
  • ISBN: 9780826332110
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1931, Karl Jansky was hired by ATT to search for sources of static that might interfere with radio waves for transatlantic communications Jansky identified static from thunderstorms and random radio noise from devices on Earth, but he also found a radio hiss from the Milky Way galaxy.After World War II, astronomers constructed radio telescopes with greater seIn 1931, Karl Jansky was hired by ATT to search for sources of static that might interfere with radio waves for transatlantic communications Jansky identified static from thunderstorms and random radio noise from devices on Earth, but he also found a radio hiss from the Milky Way galaxy.After World War II, astronomers constructed radio telescopes with greater sensitivity to faint radio signals from space In the 1970s, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory built the Very Large Array VLA radio telescope, on the plains of San Agustin, New Mexico The VLA is well equipped to hunt for strange objects and solve astronomical mysteries.The VLA receives radio signals from outer space Most are so faint, a blastingly strong signal would be a cell phone ringing on the moon, 238,900 miles away from Earth The VLA has shown ice on the burning hot planet of Mercury, has discovered a burst of brand new star formations, and has probed dying and exploding stars.Karen Taschek introduces young readers to the wonders revealed by the VLA She begins with basic information on our solar system and our own Milky Way galaxy and then extends the discussion to galaxies billions of light years from Earth.Reading level 14 years and up

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    1. This is a great resource for people interested in the VLA telescope. It is set up more like a children's non-fiction book but is meant for teens. I think this is best for teens who are visual learners or just do not enjoy more textbook like books.

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