National Radio Astronomy Observatory Green Bank

Microwave Faraday cage NRAO Green Bank

Just for fun, only at Green Bank NRAO will you find a microwave enclosed in a Faraday cage to shield from radio frequency interference. Most household microwave ovens generate microwaves at a wavelength of 2.45 gigahertz (= 122 mm wavelength) which can be picked up by the radio telescopes at NRAO.

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last updated: September 5, 2011

Author of original content: Nick Strobel