The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array/ Central New Mexico

The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array is a radio astronomy observatory located in central New Mexico on the Plains of San Agustin, and was a location in the movie “Contact.” It is on a fairly isolated high desert plateau (about 7,000 ft.) and surrounded by mountains, making it an ideal spot to avoid the normal wireless interference in cities. The lack of humidity in the air also makes for a clearer radio signal. There is no cell service there and visitors are asked to put their phones in airplane mode.

The array is routinely re-configured to cover different parts of the sky by moving the dishes on a network of railroad tracks.

This is part of a photo series featuring the American southwest.

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Desert Rose in bloom/ Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Gathering of Nations/ Albuquerque, New Mexico

Billed as the “The Biggest Pow Wow in North America,” the Gathering of Nations brings together participants from Indigenous Nations all over Canada, the US, and Mexico.

This is part of a photo series featuring the American southwest.

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View of mesas on San Ildefonso Pueblo/ from Los Alamos, New Mexico

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Desert Life

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Near Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico

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Grand Canyon, Arizona

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Strait of Hormuz, Oman

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Mariachi/ Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Sonoran Desert/ Arizona

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Dune riding/ Arabian Desert, United Arab Emirates 

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A light snow on the high desert/ Sandia Reservation, New Mexico

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Sunset/ near Tecolote, New Mexico

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University Campus/ Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Sandia Mountains/ New Mexico 

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Dia de Los Muertos/ Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Burj Khalifa/ Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Garage mural/ Albuquerque, New Mexico

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View of Dubai, enshrouded in humidity, from Palm Island/ United Arab Emirates

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Grand Canyon, Arizona

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Piña Blanca, New Mexico

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Hospitality/ Casa Blanca, Morocco 

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Waterfall, Dubai Mall/ United Arab Emirates

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Cactus in bright afternoon sun/ Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Dia de Los Muertos y Marigolds Parade & Celebration

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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