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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Listening to the Stars

Here's another photo from my summer holiday in the southern interior of British Columbia. This is the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory at White Lake in the mountains above Penticton. There is no telescope. These huge dish antennae collect radio signals from space. Scientists have their reasons for doing this. You can read all about it HERE. I didn't see any aliens around the place but you can't get inside so who knows what's in there?


BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Greetings from Australia.
The photo looks just like a painting. Space whisperers are always interesting aren't they. I was at the NASA DSN in Canberra and thought them fascinating.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Nikolas said...

good rendering and view of this place

Carolyn said...

What an amazing photo, the colours, the composition, the subject! My fave movie is "Contact" and that was the first thing I thought of when I saw this photo. Thank you for sharing.