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Arecibo Observatory



August 2007; Total 11 photos; Where is it?

 
Arecibo Observatory picture 15433

 
Arecibo Observatory picture 15503

 
That's the heliport, where Mulder and Scully landed in The X-files
That's the heliport, where Mulder and Scully landed in The X-files

 
Arecibo Observatory picture 16896

 
The telescope reflector is made of 38778 pieces like this. Every piece has unique shape to form the dish with 2 milimetre precision.
The telescope reflector is made of 38778 pieces like this. Every piece has unique shape to form the dish with 2 milimetre precision.

 
In tropical weather plants are growing fast - the maintanace includes cleaning the reflector on a regular basis
In tropical weather plants are growing fast - the maintanace includes cleaning the reflector on a regular basis

 
The thickest 'cable' up there that's the corridor used by scientists to get to work.
The thickest 'cable' up there that's the corridor used by scientists to get to work.

 
Here is one of them to get sense of the size
Here is one of them to get sense of the size

 
At the end of this video you can see a man leaving the antennas and walking the corridor

 
Closer look. The Earth is in the center of the eyelike opening. It is not visible at this picture.
Closer look. The Earth is in the center of the eyelike opening. It is not visible at this picture.

 
...even closer. Our tiny little Earth.
...even closer. Our tiny little Earth.


...and the satelite view. The dish is 1000ft in diameter.




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Arecibo Observatory rádioastronomické observatórium, najväčší rádiový teleskop rádioteleskop na svete, the largest radiotelescope telescope in the world, (Observatorio astronómico), North sever, North Norte, , Puerto Rico PR porto riko puetro ricoo na Portoriku z Portorika Portorický, Pto Rico estado de PR P.R. Puetro Ricko Puorto Ricco Puertorican Puerto Rican portorikói ptorico puertorico del Encanto, kolónia Estado Libre Asociado Isla Grande La Isla del Encanto Borinquen Boriken Borikén Boriquén Boruquén, Commonwelth Estado Libre Asociado Main Island Enchanted Isle ,, Arecibo Observatory, Observatórium v Arecibo



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