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Fraser
2005-Sep-07, 04:12 PM
SUMMARY: The giant Arecibo radio observatory in Puerto Rico - already the largest and most sensitive single dish in the world - is getting an upgrade, which should make it even more powerful. In the past, Arecibo had the ability to look at one spot in the sky at a time, and so it took many observations to build up a comprehensive image. The newly attached ALFA (Arecibo L-Band Feed Array) works like a camera to let the observatory look at seven times the area in the same amount of time. This should dramatically speed up Arecibo's ability to gather data, and let it search for rarer objects, like pulsars orbiting black holes.

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