Photo by Philippe Clairo, downloaded from InterfaceLIFT (wallpaper-by-artist section). Very Large Array space observatory 50 miles west of Socorro, NM.
I was there several years ago. It was truly awesome. I felt very small. I took a few (crummy) pictures that I've since lost.
This beast of a communication device "that converts electric signals from space into images" looks like a forlorn but determined transmitter, endlessly sending out messages that require no reply (though I think one would be very much appreciated). I know the VLA isn't actually designed for intergalactic contact, but the bulk and wide open angle of those cones are all about communication and faith. I posted this photo because the VLA reminds me of keeping a blog, the innocence and perseverance required.