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Fraser
2009-Sep-22, 08:40 PM
A high-school student from West Virginia has discovered a new astronomical object, a strange type of neutron star called a rotating radio transient. Lucas Bolyard, a sophomore at South Harrison High School in Clarksburg, WV, made the discovery while participating in a project in which students are trained to search through data from the [...]

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trinitree88
2009-Sep-22, 09:31 PM
A high-school student from West Virginia has discovered a new astronomical object, a strange type of neutron star called a rotating radio transient. Lucas Bolyard, a sophomore at South Harrison High School in Clarksburg, WV, made the discovery while participating in a project in which students are trained to search through data from the [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2009/09/22/high-school-student-discovers-strange-pulsar-like-object/)

Congratulations are in order to the young man for his persistence, skill and seemingly, luck. Now, to temper things. Dast I say it? Use The Force, Luke...you'll find all the radio transients you need.:shifty::whistle::doh::lol:


pete

tdvance
2009-Sep-23, 02:27 AM
I saw the Byrd telescope about a year and a couple months ago in person, stood under the building...I mean, dish. Imagine a dish as big as a couple football fields over your head.