arecibo

Work Begins on Cleaning up Arecibo. The job Could Cost $50 Million

The collapse of Arecibo’s radio telescope was a devastating blow to the radio astronomy community.  On December 1st, the suspended…

2 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout: November 25, 2020, Dr. Olivier Witasse, Project Scientist, the JUICE Mission

https://youtu.be/RpRKnjL197I This week we are aired Fraser's pre-recorded interview with Dr. Olivier Witasse, Project Scientist on the JUICE mission. (more…)

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

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

2014 JO25 Flies By Earth — See It Tonight

A relatively large potentially hazardous asteroid passed near Earth earlier today. Now, it's visible in small telescopes tonight.

5 years ago

Video of Green Comet 45P Puts You Close To The Action

Watch Comet 45P pirouette end over end in this detailed radar view of the comet's nucleus.

6 years ago

Wow! Gas Bridge In The Universe Stretches 2.6 Million Light-Years Across

How the heck did all that gas get there? Researchers have discovered an astonishing amount of it bridging galaxies, stretching…

8 years ago

Awesome Radar Images Reveal Asteroid 2014 HQ124’s Split Personality

  On June 8, the 370-meter (about 1,300-ft.) asteroid 2014 HQ124 breezed by Earth at a distance of just 800,000 miles (1.3…

8 years ago

There Are Now Officially Over 1,000 Confirmed Exoplanets!

It was just last week that we reported on the oh-so-close approach to 1,000 confirmed exoplanets discovered thus far, and…

9 years ago

Could Cassini See You On “The Day The Earth Smiled?”

So along with the rest of the world, you smiled. You waved. You went outside on July 19, wherever you…

9 years ago