Green Bank, WV


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Green Bank is a census-designated place in Pocahontas County in West Virginia's Potomac Highlands inside the Allegheny Mountain Range. Green Bank is located along WV 28. As of the 2010 census, its population was 143. It is home to the Green Bank Telescope, the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope, which is operated by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). Green Bank is also close to the Snowshoe Mountain ski resort. Bruce Bosley, a four-time All-Pro for the San Francisco 49ers and a standout player at West Virginia in the 1950s, starred at running back at the now-shuttered Green Bank High School. Green Bank is also the home of the Drake equation, which most simply gives an approximation of the total number of intelligent civilizations in the known universe.
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