Latest Arecibo Observatory Stories
The world's largest and longest-running volunteer computing project, SETI@home, celebrates its tenth anniversary this month with 140,000 participants and 235,000 computers powering the search for intelligent signals from space.
The desire to contact intelligent life on other planets is much older than the UFO craze and the SETI movement.
Five astronomy students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have carried their research to unexpected heights -- they found a galaxy. They made their improbable find in a most improbable way, using the world's largest radio telescope, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The students told the Wisconsin Sate Journal that their good fortune was not expected when they signed up for a research methods class being taught by UW-Madison astronomer Snezana Stanimirovic.
On May 22, Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico joined other telescopes in North America, South America, Europe and Africa in simultaneously observing the same targets, simulating a telescope more than 6,800 miles (almost 11,000 kilometers) in diameter.
Once considered just your average single asteroid, 2001 SN263 has now been revealed as the first near-Earth triple asteroid ever found.
Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., have obtained the first images of asteroid 2007 TU24 using high-resolution radar data.
Astronomers from Arecibo Observatory radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, have detected for the first time the molecules methanimine and hydrogen cyanide â€“ two ingredients that build life-forming amino acids â€“ in a galaxy some 250 million light years away.
Neutron stars and black holes arenâ€™t all theyâ€™ve been thought to be.
The longest-running search for radio signals from alien civilizations is getting a burst of new data from an upgraded Arecibo telescope, which means the SETI@home project needs more desktop computers to help crunch the data.
Scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and around the world rely on their ethereal images to tell some out-of-this-world tales of near-Earth objects.
Arecibo Observatory -- The Arecibo Observatory is part of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), a national research center operated by Cornell University under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF is an independent federal agency whose aim is to promote scientific and engineering progress in the United States. NSF funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. Additional support is provided by the National...
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