Arecibo radio telescope goes dark after mysterious destruction
A massive radio telescope made famous as the backdrop for a pivotal scene in the James Bond film "GoldenEye" and other Hollywood hits was found suddenly out of commission after cables mysteriously snapped and smashed into the facility's main dish. Jeff Glor hears from the Arecibo Observatory's director about what scientists are doing to get the telescope operational.
Snapped Cable Damages Arecibo Observatory Radio Telescope
The Arecibo Radio Telescope is one of the most famous astronomical observatories in the world, and for a long time was the world's largest. On Monday night a support cable snapped and fell into the reflector dish, damaging the reflector panels, it also crashed into the side of the gregorian dome which includes the secondard and tertiary reflectors.
Big asteroid 1998 OR2 seen in radar imagery ahead of fly-by
Arecibo Observatory observed asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2 on April 18, 2020. The space rock's closest approach to Earth will be about 3.9 million miles (6.3 million km) away on April 29. Story: Big asteroid shows itself ahead of Earth flyby on April 29: https://www.space.com/asteroid-1998-or2-photo-arecibo-observatory-april-2020.html 1998 OR has an estimated diameter of 1.1 to 2.5 miles (1.8 to 4.1 km). Credit: Arecibo Observatory/NASA/NSF / mash mix by Space.com's Steve Spaleta (http://www.twitter.com/stevespaleta)
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Bill Diamond and Michael Busch discuss the Arecibo Observatory, a radio telescope located in Puerto Rico is one of the largest radio telescopes in the world
OTD in Space - Nov. 16: Arecibo Observatory Broadcasts Interstellar Message
On November 16, 1974, humans sent their first message to the stars in an attempt to contact extraterrestrials. They did this using what was then the largest radio telescope in the world, located at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. A group of scientists led by Frank Drake and Carl Sagan sent their message to the M13 star cluster. The message was written in binary code and contained information about human DNA. It also included figures of a human, the solar system and the Arecibo telescope. The idea was that if any aliens were to receive the signal and figure out how to decode it, they would know where it came from. Because M13 is 25,000 light-years away, it will take 25,000 years for any M13 aliens to hear our message — if they are even out there. The Arecibo message is only one of several messages intended for extraterrestrials. We have also included messages on several spacecraft, such as Pioneer and Voyager.
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https://youtu.be/tcqQCQvNZFI https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arecibo_message The Arecibo Message was arranged as part of a grand re-opening ceremony at the Arecibo Radio Observatory in 1974. The binary radio signal included information about DNA, the building blocks of life, and where we come from. It was constructed by Carl Sagan and Frank Drake, who had also created the Pioneer Plaque for the Pioneer 10 and 11 missions, and the Voyager golden record. Both of which were attempts to communicate with an alien species. The signal was sent to the star cluster M13, which is not expected to be a hotbed for life, but was the best option at the time that the telescope sent the signal. It would take 50,000 years for a species on M13 to reply to the message. For that reason it's really considered more of a message in a bottle. METI, or Messaging Extra Terrestrial Intelligence, is a movement that advocates sending messages out to potential aliens, but there are a lot of detractors who think that we may be opening ourselves up to danger from hostile civilizations.
Battered, but not broken, the Arecibo Observatory will remain open
Many scientists are celebrating news that the Arecibo Observatory will remain operational, after suffering from damage when Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2qiJ4dy Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost
Astronomy Cast Ep. 459: Arecibo Observatory
Join +Fraser Cain and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stay tuned for them to answer questions! The iconic Arecibo Radio Observatory has been a mainstay in science and science fiction. This Puerto Rico-based radio telescope was already in an uncertain level of funding. But now with the damage from Hurricane Maria, it might be shut down forever.
How The Arecibo Telescope Could Help Save The World
The radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico can do something that most radio telescopes can't: it can transmit. And that's useful for something other than sending messages to the stars: it might just help save the world one day. More about the Arecibo Observatory: http://www.naic.edu/ Behind the Scenes, including helmet-cam footage of the walk to the telescope, over on the Park Bench: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZAWqk-wrzc Camera and audio mix: Matt Gray http://mattg.co.uk
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Behind the Scenes at the Arecibo Radio Telescope
We visited the Arecibo Radio Telescope for today's video on Tom's channel. Matt was wearing a GoPro on his helmet throughout the visit, so here's what he could see!
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3 Messages We've Sent to Extraterrestrials
In the 1970s, astronomers Carl Sagan and Frank Drake developed the first messages intentionally sent out of our solar system. But how do you describe yourself to beings who have no concept of life on Earth?
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The World's Largest Radio Telescope / Arecibo Observatory / Puerto Rico
The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope in the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. This observatory is operated by SRI International, USRA and UMET, under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). This observatory is also called the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, although "NAIC" refers to both the observatory and the staff that operates it. From its construction in the 1960s until 2011, the observatory was managed by Cornell University. The observatory's 1,000 ft (305 m) radio telescope is the world's largest single-aperture telescope. It is used in three major areas of research: radio astronomy, aeronomy, and radar astronomy. Scientists who want to use the telescope submit proposals that are evaluated by an independent scientific board. The telescope has made appearances in motion picture and television productions and got more recognition in 1999 when it began to collect data for the [email protected]
project. It has been listed on the American National Register of Historic Places beginning in 2008. It was the featured listing in the National Park Service's weekly list of October 3, 2008. The center was named an IEEE Milestone in 2001.
Our World: Arecibo - The Largest Radio Telescope on Earth
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Learn about radio waves, a special type of light that has a longer wavelength and less energy than the light we see. Find out how NASA uses radio waves to learn more about the universe and our own atmosphere with a giant telescope in Puerto Rico.