Arecibo Observatory radio telescope

Arecibo Observatory radio telescope

Operated by University of Central Florida, Yang Enterprises and UMET (Metropolitan University, Puerto Rico), the Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope in the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. For more than 50 years, the observatory’s 1,000-foot (305-meter) radio telescope was the world’s largest single-aperture telescope, from its completion in 1963 until July 2016 when the Five hundred meter (1,640 feet) Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in China was completed. It is used in three major areas of research: radio astronomy, atmospheric science, and radar astronomy.

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