The Arecibo observatory provides defense against asteroids

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En el Observatorio de Arecibo está uno de los dos radares que hay en el mundo para estudiar los asteroides, pero el que está en Puerto Rico es el más sensitivo y activo. (Wanda Liz Vega Dávila)

Arecibo - The Arecibo Observatory is the first line of defense against asteroids that could collide with earth and cause a global disaster. These events have occured in the past, leading to massive extinctions. These space rocks are analyzed by a radar at the Arecibo Observatory to obtain their size, composition, speed and trayectory. 

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