Celebrating 50 years of discoveries

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Josefina Barceló Jiménez / jbarcelo@elnuevodia.com
Arecibo Observatory (Foto por gerald.lopez@gfrmedia.com)

This year, the Arecibo Observatory celebrates its 50th birthday. The site has been visited by countless of scientists from all over the world, by students from kindergarden to college and has become a famous touristic destination.

Among its important contributions to science, the Arecibo Observatory has helped elaborate maps of distant planets, calculated distances between galaxies, registered waves that have traveled millions of light years, and observed new galaxies being born. 


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