"Arecibo.........Founded in..." Puerto Rico Off The Beaten Path Tip by pacus3rd

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<b><font color=RED>Arecibo.........
</b><b><font color=black>Founded in 1515,and is home to the Arecibo Observatory,featuring the world's LARGEST radar/radio telescope.
The observatory is conducting ground breaking astronomy
work,including the S.E.T.I.(search for Extraterresrial inteligence) program.
A 20-acre radar dish,with a 600 ton suspended platform hovering over it,sits in an impresive 565-foot deep sinkhole.
Operated by Cornell University,the telescope probes the Ionosphere,examines planets and monitors natural radio emissions from distant Galaxies,Pulsars and Quasars......all from Arecibo.
Open to the general public.......</b>

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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