Video: Mapping the radio sky

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The Very Large Array can't image a big section of sky all at once. Instead, it must scan the sky over time.

The VLA Sky Survey is using this method to create a map of nearly 80% of the observable sky.

Host Summer Ash of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory talks about how the VLA is taking the time to see the big picture of the radio sky.


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