Another answer to the question – “What does your Happy Place look like?”
I was exploring the back roads of eastern Washington and what did I find in the middle of farm country? A radio telescope! I’m a space nut and this is one of the coolest things I have found on my photo roadtrips. It is part of a network of ten radio telescopes called the VLBA (Very Large Baseline Array). The western most telescope in the network is in Hawaii, and the eastern most telescope is in the Virgin Islands. The telescopes work together to act like a huge telescope with a diameter of 5351 miles. You can read more about the VLBA here.