Very Large Array Is Here by riashi
I was returning home to Albuquerque from Silver City on Sunday and I stopped near Magdalena to see the Very Large Array — 27 giant (94-foot-tall) radio dishes — that are used to pick up faint radio waves from out in deep space. The dishes are moved around on railroad tracks set up in a big Y over 34 miles. You remember the Very Large Array — it’s where Jodie Foster went in the movie Contact to try to contact life elsewhere in the universe. It’s a little creepy to drive along a very rural highway and all of a sudden there are these gleaming white structures in the distance.
In this photo you’ll notice a tiny man standing by the base of the dish and under the dish in the far distance you can see a couple more of the dishes.