arecibo observatory

What is the Arecibo Message?

In 1974, the famous Arecibo Message was sent into space, humanity's first and only attempt at messaging extraterrestrial intelligence.

7 months ago

A New Radar Instrument Will Try To Fill the Void Left By Arecibo

Observational astronomy is dependent on its data, and therefore also dependent on the instruments that collect that data.  So when…

2 years ago

Now you can Watch Actual Video of Arecibo Collapsing … If You Dare

The National Science Foundation released two different videos today showing the collapse of the Arecibo Observatory, as it happened on…

2 years ago

The Arecibo Observatory Platform Has Collapsed

Early this morning, the 900-ton instrument platform suspended above the Arecibo Observatory collapsed and crashed down on the iconic telescope‚Äôs…

2 years ago

Arecibo’s Damage is so Serious and Dangerous, They’re Just Going to Scrap the Observatory Entirely

In the wake of a second structural failure, the NSF has announced that the iconic Arecibo Observatory will be decommissioned…

2 years ago

A Second Cable has Failed at Arecibo, Causing Even More Damage to the Radio Observatory

Another main cable that supports the Arecibo Observatory broke last week, falling onto the reflector dish and causing more damage.…

2 years ago

An Update on the Damage to the Arecibo Observatory

The Arecibo Observatory suffered some serious damage last month, but an assessment and investigation is underway and repairs will follow!

2 years ago

A Broken Cable Smashed Part of the Arecibo Observatory

The iconic Arecibo Observatory recently suffered some damage when a support cable broke and created a large gash in the…

2 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 459: Arecibo Observatory

The iconic Arecibo Radio Observatory has been a mainstay in science and science fiction. This Puerto Rico-based radio telescope was…

5 years ago

Strange Radio Signals Detected from a Nearby Star

A recent survey conducted by the Arecibo Observatory detected a strange radio signal coming from Ross 128, a star system…

5 years ago