Green Bank Telescope

Stephen Hawking's 'Breakthrough Listen' detects repeating fast radio bursts from dwarf galaxy 3 billion light years from Earth

Stephen Hawking's 'Breakthrough Listen' detects repeating fast radio bursts from dwarf galaxy 3 billion light years from Earth

British cosmologist Stephen Hawking's USD 100-million 'Breakthrough Listen' initiative has detected 15 fast radio bursts emanating from the mysterious "repeater" FRB 121102.

Aug 30, 2017, 22:52 PM IST

New radar images show unseen side of moon

Combined efforts of the two largest radio telescopes of their kind - the National Radio Astronomy Observatory`s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia and the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico have produced images of Earth`s Moon that reveal more than can be seen with the naked eye.

May 15, 2014, 16:04 PM IST

US to offload 10 telescopes, astronomers worried

The National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent US government agency responsible to promote science and engineering - is looking for partners to take over its share of operations for 10 telescopes.

Jan 29, 2014, 18:45 PM IST

Astronomers discover river of hydrogen flowing through space

Astronomers have discovered a river of hydrogen flowing through space and into a nearby galaxy.

Jan 28, 2014, 11:24 AM IST

Triple star system can reveal gravity`s secrets

Astronomers have said that a newly discovered triple system featuring a neutron star and two white dwarfs have given them best opportunity yet to study complex gravitational interactions and may give clue to true nature of gravity.

Jan 06, 2014, 12:26 PM IST

New pics of nearby starburst galaxy reveal hidden details

Astronomers using the new, high-frequency capabilities of the National Science Foundation`s Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), astronomers have captured never-before-seen details of the nearby starburst galaxy M82.

Dec 10, 2013, 15:45 PM IST

Milky Way’s neighbor galaxies may have brushed closely in distant past

Recent studies have indicated that two of our Milky Way’s neighbor galaxies may have had a close encounter billions of years ago.

Jun 12, 2012, 14:26 PM IST