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Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (JVLA) - Lego Architecture


The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) is a radio astronomy observatory located on the Plains of San Agustin, between the towns of Magdalena and Datil, some 50 miles (80 km) west of Socorro, New Mexico. Astronomers using the VLA have made key observations of black holes and protoplanetary disks around young stars, discovered magnetic filaments and traced complex gas motions at the Milky Way's center, probed the Universe's cosmological parameters, and provided new knowledge about the physical mechanisms that produce radio emission.

The VLA stands at an elevation of 6970 ft (2124 m) above sea level. It is a component of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO).

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This model of a microscale telescope known from movies like Independence Day, Contact, Transformers is a low detailed adaption from the original design of the Very Large Array in New Mexico. This model provides an insight into the typical architecture and structure of the 27 antennae. 

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