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Images Dated 24th July 2003

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Very Large Array (VLA) radio antenna being moved Featured 24 Jul 2003 Print

Very Large Array (VLA) radio antenna being moved

Moving a VLA antenna (image 1 of 2). Technicians prepare to move a dish antenna which makes up the Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope near Socorro, New Mexico, USA. A transporter (red) is moved under the antenna to lift it up and move it along a parallel set of railroad tracks. It takes about 2 hours to move an antenna from one station to another. The VLA is the world's largest radio telescope array, consisting of 27 dish antennae like this, each 25 metres in diameter. The antenna weighs 235 tonnes. It can be moved to various positions along a Y-shaped railway network. Data from all the dishes can be combined to produce a single radio image. Also see photo R164/168

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Infrared galaxies Featured 24 Jul 2003 Print

Infrared galaxies

Infrared galaxies. Thirty largest galaxies seen in the infrared sky. These are not the same as the largest galaxies viewed in visible light because some stars are brighter in visible light than in infrared. Infrared can peer through the dense dust that obscures millions of stars from sight at visible wavelengths. These images were made as part of the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) project using ground based telescopes in the USA and in Chile. The project began in 1997 with the aim of surveying the entire sky using near- infrared technology

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