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The Quietest Place in America

By Linda Tancs

Green Bank, West Virginia is a tiny speck of a town where you could hear a pin drop.  That’s because it’s located in the National Radio Quiet Zone, an area designed to protect the powerful radio telescopes in the area from interference.  Green Bank boasts the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, the largest fully steerable telescope on Earth.  If you seek a break from the world of Wi-Fi, then this is the place to be.  Just one mile from the astronomy observatory you can stay at one of three original log cabins that were built in 1810.

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