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The Arecibo Observatory

After Hurricane Maria, the staff of the Arecibo Observatory works to rebuild the facility.

Publish Date: Topic: Space + FlightSpace & FlightNova
By Ana Aceves

Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory has functioned as our first line of defense against looming asteroids for over 50 years. Home of the most powerful astronomical radar and the second-largest radio telescope on Earth, Arecibo and its team of researchers are also responsible for the discovery of pulsars. After Hurricane Maria hit, Arecibo’s staff worked to rebuild crucial parts of the Observatory—and extended a helping hand to the nearby community.

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