Here is the question :
THE NATIONAL RADIO QUIET ZONE COVERS THE EASTERN HALF OF WHICH STATE?
Here is the option for the question :
- West Virginia
And, the answer for the the question is :
[STC00390] A large portion of the eastern part of West Virginia, as well as some of the adjacent states of Virginia and Maryland, are included in the National Radio Quiet Zone.
This zone spans 13,000 square miles and prohibits the transmission of electronic signals.
In total, the zone encompasses a territory that is larger than both Connecticut and Massachusetts put together.
Near the hamlet of Green Bank in West Virginia, construction began in the 1950s on what would become the oldest government radio astronomy observatory in the country.
Because the telescope relies on radio waves to function, it was constructed in a secluded valley that is bordered on all sides by mountains, which serve to shield it from the noise and light of the surrounding environment.
The operation of any electrical equipment is strictly prohibited in order to further ensure the efficiency of the six enormous telescopes located within the observatory.
A daily punishment of $50 may be imposed on anyone who uses a microwave oven, cellular phone, or WiFi router within ten miles of the construction site.