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Arecibo Observatory’s Greatest Triumphs

Arecibo Observatory’s Greatest Triumphs

Yesterday brought the tragic news that the famous 304.80 m radio dish at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will have to be demolished after the failure of two support cables. It’s the end of an era, but a good excuse to revisit some of the most important scientific contributions…

Damaged SETI Observatory Could Be Sidelined for Months

Damaged SETI Observatory Could Be Sidelined for Months

The iconic Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was damaged last week when a large cable fell onto the radio telescope’s main reflector dish. We’re now learning more about this unfortunate incident, including how long it might take until the beleaguered observatory is back online.