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Bounce
15-FEB-2012

Bounce

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The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) is a radio astronomy observatory located on the Plains of San Agustin (elevation of 6900 ft above sea level), 80 km west of Socorro, New Mexico. The VLA has 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.

…and why did I call this image "Bounce"; or could have been "Dawn Patrol", or "On the Night" or "In/Casino/Out" (but not Contact)?

Bounce and the other suggestions were all record albums that had the VLA on their covers. Bounce is Bon Jovi's (they even shot the music video for "Everyday", at the VLA). The cover for the Night Ranger's album Dawn Patrol, the Dire Straits's album On The Night, and the At the Drive-In's album In/Casino/Out feature the VLA.
The movie Contact was shot there as well as Terminator.


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Yiannis Pavlis05-Aug-2013 02:14
Absolutely gorgeous presentation.
Bill McMullen24-Feb-2012 02:04
I would love to be setting up my telescope under those skies! Great image, Glenn! Would make a terrific poster :)
pkocinski23-Feb-2012 12:51
Awesome image and composition!
Jean Chiasson22-Feb-2012 23:19
Wow fantastic image vatorman big vote
Walter O. Koenig22-Feb-2012 21:11
Great perspective and choice of focal length. A surreal feel for sure with these dishes and sky colors. "V"
Johnny JAG22-Feb-2012 19:44
Very surreal
globalgadabout22-Feb-2012 15:25
like a file of hi-tech mushrooms...it sounds as if they are helping make valuable obervations from radio waves bouncing about the cosmos..even the pink sky hints at alien worlds..V
an nguyen22-Feb-2012 14:09
Look great with that sky .
Char22-Feb-2012 14:00
What a wonderful outer space type scene, Glenn! Superb!! \/
Mike Stobbs22-Feb-2012 13:17
This is very cool image of these Omnidirectional Phased Array Antennas.....looking for a return signal "Bounce" from the heavens above.....braVo...Mike
Enny22-Feb-2012 08:26
wow, super image, looks so surreal.
LeeG22-Feb-2012 04:09
Nice shot of the sky probers, Glenn, Big Brother is always watching.
Hank Vander Velde22-Feb-2012 03:39
A super image Glenn.
larose forest photos22-Feb-2012 03:30
Phenomenal shot! Like something out of a sci-fi movie! With the pink-tinged sky and the distant mountains, these white towers look quite beautiful. V
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