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Monday, October 17, 2011

Very Large Array telescope in public call for new name

One of the world's most famous radio telescope facilities needs a new name - and ideas are wanted.

The Very Large Array (VLA) is a bank of radio telescopes in New Mexico, US, and has appeared in a number of films including Contact and Independence Day.

The array has been undergoing a radical upgrade of its electronics since 2001.

To celebrate the project's finish, the observatory that runs the array wants to rename it - and is asking the public to submit ideas.Read more

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