Long Wavelength Demonstrator Array
The Long Wavelength Array is a collection of 256 antennas stationed at the Very Large Array site outside Magdalena, New Mexico. It is a low-frequency radio telescope designed to produce high-sensitivity, high-resolution images in the frequency range of 10-88 MHz. This station is one of several, giving the entire LWA project a large collecting area (up to 1 square kilometer at its lowest frequencies) spread over an array with baselines up to at least 400 km. With long wavelengths, astronomers can learn more about Dark Energy and Dark Matter, hunt for the earliest hydrogen back in the young Universe, and hunt for planets around other stars.