The Arecibo Observatory: Puerto Rico's Giant Radio Telescope in Photos

Tracking Data


Computers inside the facilities monitor observations from the Arecibo Telescope.

A Good Place to Visit


In the hills of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, tourists survey the Arecibo Observatory during a June 6, 2014 visit.

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