Meaning of Very Large Array

Very' Large" Array'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Astron. Astron.
  1. a set of 27 radio telescopes arranged in a-shaped pattern, each arm of which is approximately 13 mi. (21 km) long, and located near Socorro, N.M.; computer-processed data from the set provide high-resolution images of distant astronomical objects. Abbr.: VLA
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