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The Green Bank Telescope Snaps New Hot Photos of the Moon

The Green Bank Telescope Snaps New Hot Photos of the Moon

This unusual view of the Moon, made with the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), shows the glow from the Moon’s heat revealing features undetectable to an ordinary telescope that sees only reflected light. This image was made using a new, extremely sensitive radio camera called MUSTANG-2, which detects high frequency radio waves, and the GBT, the world’s...

Most Massive Neutron Star Ever Detected, Almost too Massive to Exist

Most Massive Neutron Star Ever Detected, Almost too Massive to Exist

Astronomers using the GBT have discovered the most massive neutron star to date, a rapidly spinning pulsar approximately 4,600 light-years from Earth. This record-breaking object is teetering on the edge of existence, approaching the theoretical maximum mass possible for a neutron star. Artist impression of the pulse from a massive neutron star...

West Virginia First-Generation College Students Get Major Boost to STEM Opportunities

West Virginia First-Generation College Students Get Major Boost to STEM Opportunities

Newswise — West Virginia’s First2 STEM Student Success Alliance has received a total of $2,406,954 in new funding as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) INCLUDES grant program, which helps to develop and maintain a diverse, innovative workforce in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. This initiative in West Virginia...