Very Large Array (VLA)

We went to see the Very Large Array.  It may look familiar if you saw the movie Contact.  Found out that SETI does not use this array. If they ever did find any Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence this would the be used to get a closer look.  The array is a big Y shape with each leg 13 miles long.  We had to turn off the cell phones while looking around. The effective width of the dish array is 27 miles.

New Mexico Animals

It was fun to run across animals while looking at the sites in New Mexico. Here are some of the animals I saw.  I did see an interesting looking snake at the Three Rivers Petroglyphs.  It was mostly tan with reddish blotches on him.  When into a crack before I could get a picture.