The Very Large Array, VLA, radio telescope is located in the San Agustin Plains of New Mexico. It is one of the most isolated regions in the United States and is a dry lake bed surrounded by volcanic mountains.
Has anyone ever before noted the VLA's purpose is to listen for whispers of radio waves from light years away, even to the edge of the universe and how it relates to the name of the area. It is 'a gust in' ... a whisper. I once read the energy its antennas receive is less than the energy in a falling snowflake. It is like listening for falling dew.