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Scientists Observe Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Buzz Past Earth With Its Own Moon (slashdot)

Meghan Bartels writes via Space.com: One of Earth's premier instruments for studying nearby asteroids is back to work after being rattled by earthquakes, and its first new observations show that a newly discovered space rock is actually two separate asteroids. The instrument is the planetary radar system at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The observatory was closed for most of January, after a series of earthquakes hit the island beginning on Dec. 28, 2019. The observatory reopened on Ja...
Tags: News, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Mauna Loa, Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, BeauHD, Meghan Bartels


Near-Earth Asteroid Sets Off Alert, Turns Out to Be Two Asteroids Hanging Out Together

An asteroid that whizzed within 3 million miles of Earth last week turned out to be two objects in a binary system, according to new observations.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Earth, Asteroids, Arecibo, Potentially Hazardous Asteroids


Scientists Observe Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Buzz Past Earth With Its Own Moon

Meghan Bartels writes via Space.com: One of Earth's premier instruments for studying nearby asteroids is back to work after being rattled by earthquakes, and its first new observations show that a newly discovered space rock is actually two separate asteroids. The instrument is the planetary radar system at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The observatory was closed for most of January, after a series of earthquakes hit the island beginning on Dec. 28, 2019. The observatory reopened on Ja...
Tags: Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Mauna Loa, Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Meghan Bartels


Astronomers Around the World Are Training in Case a Giant Asteroid Threatens Earth

On October 12, 2017, a 20-meter asteroid passed just 50,000 kilometers (31,000 miles) from Earth. For weeks, dozens of astronomers from labs around the world mobilized, measuring everything they could about the asteroid in preparation for an impact.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Earth, Physics, Asteroids, Astrophysics, Impact, Arecibo, Potentially Hazardous Asteroids, Impact Event


Little bits of previously unfinished data.

You may have noticed occasional bits of data from years past showing up in your queue. While running a completeness check I noticed some files that had never been completely analyzed. Some may have fallen through the cracks. Some may just be bad data that never made it through the splitters. I'm going to trickle them into the queue when the Arecibo queue is empty, just in case.
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Astronomers detect mysterious repeated radio signal from faraway galaxy for second time

Fast radio bursts are short, millisecond-long radio waves that come from billions of light years outside of the Milky Way galaxy, and for the second time ever, scientists have detected one that has been repeated, suggesting that it's coming from the same location. The repeating fast radio burst (FRB) was one of 13 FRBs to be detected by the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment's (CHIME), a radio telescope in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, during its pre-commissioning run in the s...
Tags: Science, British Columbia, Puerto Rico, Okanagan Valley, Arecibo


Astronomers spot more mysterious radio signals from far outside the galaxy

Whenever some new “cosmic puzzle” crops up, you always have to be ready for the other shoe to drop. But just because something isn’t an alien message or Ringworld doesn’t mean it can’t be interesting science. Today’s shoe drop concerns “fast radio bursts” coming from a distant galaxy — but don’t expect a secret message from an advanced civilization. Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are short, intense blasts of radio waves that come from far outside our galaxy. No one knows what causes them, but they’...
Tags: TC, Astronomy, Space, Science, Tech, Mit, Puerto Rico, Arecibo, Chime, Kiyoshi Masui


44 years after its first message to aliens, Arecibo Observatory calls for follow-up

The Arecibo Observatory today kicked off a student-focused competition to design a new message to beam to extraterrestrials, 44 years to the day since the first deliberate message was sent out from Arecibo’s 1,000-foot-wide radio telescope.. “Our society and our technology have changed a lot since 1974,” Francisco Cordova, the observatory’s director, said in a news release. “So if we were assembling our message today, what would it say? What would it look like? What one would need to learn to be...
Tags: Science, Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Francisco Cordova


Astronomers found a 'snowy' super-Earth less than 6 light-years away — and it may be the first planet we'll photograph beyond the solar system

Astronomers think they've found a "cold super-Earth" exoplanet orbiting Barnard's star. Barnard's star less than 6 light-years away from us and the closest single-star system to our sun. The new world is called Barnard's star b (or GJ 699 b) and is at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth. It orbits in the "snow line" of its parent star: a region at the edge of a star's habitable zone where scientists suspect most rocky planets form. This Earth-size exoplanet may be the first to be photographed ...
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Astronomers found a 'cold super-Earth' less than 6 light-years away — and it may be the first rocky planet we'll photograph beyond the solar system

Astronomers think they've found a "cold super-Earth" exoplanet orbiting Barnard's star. Barnard's star less than 6 light-years away from us and the closest single-star system to our sun. The new world is called Barnard's star b (or GJ 699 b) and is at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth. It orbits in the "snow line" of its parent star: a region at the edge of a star's habitable zone where scientists suspect most rocky planets form. This Earth-size exoplanet may be the first to be photographed ...
Tags: Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Chile, Hawaii, Stephen Hawking, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Tess, Proxima Centauri, Nature News, Abel, Ganymede, Sara Seager


“We Survived”: A Year After Hurricane Maria, 25 Puerto Rican Women Tell Their Story

One year ago, Puerto Rico faced its most catastrophic storm in recent history. Hurricane Maria came barreling through on the early hours of September 20, knocking out the power and all communications methods almost instantly across the U.S. territory. And the massive storm, with its unforgivable rain and winds, was just the beginning.We all know the aftermath of the Category 4 hurricane was worse than anyone could have predicted: Puerto Ricans spent months without water or electricity, facing f...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Indiana, Wisconsin, Miami, Ohio, Maria, Puerto Rico, San Juan, Ponce, Diego, Sophia, Tampa FL, Barceloneta, Bayamon


Puerto Rican City Tells Trash-Burning Power Plant to Fuck Off

ARECIBO, PUERTO RICO—Carlos Garcia lives in a tiny trailer right along Puerto Rico’s northern coast. A long-time community activist and avid environmentalist, Garcia keeps his door open during the day to let in the sun and breeze. He shuts it at night to protect his solar setup and the few appliances it powers. He…Read more...
Tags: Science, Puerto Rico, Environmental Justice, Garcia, Arecibo, Carlos Garcia, Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Marias Toxic Legacy, Energy Answers


The Puerto Rican Town Left to Stew in Toxic Waste

ARECIBO, PUERTO RICO—In the six months since Hurricane Maria, 67-year-old Aileen Román Rodríguez has struggled to rebuild, to re-establish her routine, and to regain a sense of security. Her one-story, concrete-walled home in the seaside town of Arecibo remains largely uninhabitable. Up and down Rodríguez’s street,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Puerto Rico, Environmental Justice, Lead, Rodriguez, Arecibo, Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Marias Toxic Legacy, Battery Recycling Company, Aileen Román Rodríguez


Kilometer Space Telescope

A Kilometer Space Telescope (KST) will provide over three times the diameter and ten times the collecting area of the Arecibo groundbased radio telescope with diffraction-limited performance at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Innovation, Arecibo, Kilometer Space Telescope


Six Months After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's Famous Telescope Is Still Under Threat

The drive to the Arecibo Observatory from San Juan is breathtaking in both beauty and treachery. The hour-long journey follows a roller-coaster-like path of humps and switchbacks through the dense tropical forest on what should be, but is not, a one-way road. Houses remain covered in tarps, awaiting repairs to their…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Physics, Puerto Rico, Neutron Stars, Pulsars, San Juan, Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Radio Astronomy, Radio Telescope


The iconic Arecibo radio telescope has been saved from possible demolition

The 50-year-old Arecibo radio telescope in the jungles of Puerto Rico, home of many landmark scientific discoveries, has gotten a new lease on life, thanks to a new agreement with the University of Central Florida. The post The iconic Arecibo radio telescope has been saved from possible demolition appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Seti, Puerto Rico, Emerging Tech, University of Central Florida, UCF, Arecibo, Radio Telescope


A 'potentially hazardous' asteroid bigger than Earth's tallest skyscraper is about to fly near our planet

An asteroid called 2002 AJ129 will pass within about 2.6 million miles of Earth on February 4. The space rock may be 1,000 feet taller than the Burj Khalifa skyscraper. Astronomers are taking radar images of the "potentially hazardous" asteroid, though NASA says it has "zero" chance of hitting Earth within the next 100 years. Giant telescopes are being built to find similarly sized "city killer" asteroids that threaten our planet. Astronomers are keeping a close eye on a big space rock tha...
Tags: Congress, Time, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Taylor, Pacific Ocean, Business Insider, Burj Khalifa, Jpl, Don, Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Paul Chodas, Universities Space Research Association, Rivera Valentín


NASA captures glimpse of monster near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon

Tiny space rocks fly past Earth all the time, but it's rare that a potential planet-killer makes an appearance in our neck of the woods. Earlier this month a massive asteroid named 3200 Phaethon passed by our planet at a totally safe distance of about 1.1 million miles. Researchers used the opportunity to get a better look at the potentially hazardous object and actually learned quite a bit about it. Using the Arecibo Observatory Planetary Radar in Puerto Rico, scientists were able to captur...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Puerto Rico, Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Joan Schmelz, Hurricane Maria, Arecibo Observatory Planetary Radar


Pulsars V

A couple of years ago, astronomers announced the discovery of a pair of neutron stars in the widest orbit yet seen in such a system. The discovery wasn’t made by the pros, though. Instead, it was made by two high school students. The students found the binary by studying old observations of a pulsar — a neutron star that spins rapidly, emitting “pulses” of radio waves. Changes in the timing of the pulses revealed the companion star. Over the past decade, students from around the country have hel...
Tags: Space, Texas, College, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, Damond Benningfield, Arecibo, PulsarsRadio Astronomy StarDate


Arecibo spared the axe: Iconic observatory vital to science lives on

NSF approves plan to keep Puerto Rico facility operational after hurricane trashed it The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has approved a plan to keep the famous Arecibo Observatory running after it was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria.…
Tags: Software, Puerto Rico, NSF, Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, US National Science Foundation NSF


US Government to Continue Funding Hurricane-Stricken Puerto Rican Telescope

Yesterday, the National Science Foundation announced that they’ll keep the storied Arecibo telescope running in the wake of the Hurricane Maria damage.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Funding, US, National Science Foundation, Arecibo, Radio Telescope, National Science Foundatoin


Arecibo telescope wins reprieve from US government

National Science Foundation will look for partners to provide additional financial support for Puerto Rico facility.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22994
Tags: US, Puerto Rico, National Science Foundation, Arecibo


How You Can Help Scientists Find Alien Life After Hurricane Maria

The crown jewel of Abel Mendez's laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo was the art on the walls: scientists' portraits of distant worlds where they believe other types of life forms may be quietly mirroring our own daily habits. The art represents the heart of his lab's work—finding the best candidate planets for alien life. Mendez hasn't worked on the catalog since Hurricane Maria devastated the island in late September.
Tags: Science, University of Puerto Rico, Mendez, Arecibo, Abel Méndez


Puerto Rico's Christopher Columbus Statue Survives Hurricane Maria

Residents of Arecibo love the 350-foot tall statue, which they hope will bring tourists to the region. But they aren't fond of the conquistador who people say discovered the island and America.(Image credit: Xavier Garcia/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Tags: News, America, Puerto Rico, Christopher Columbus, Arecibo, Xavier Garcia Bloomberg


Hurricane Maria leaves Arecibo radio telescope damaged and dark

Feed antenna collapses, dropping debris onto main dish In the midst of the humanitarian disaster unfolding after Puerto Rico was battered by Hurricane Maria, astronomers working at the Arecibo radio telescope have reported damage that will leave it unable to operate for months.…
Tags: Software, Puerto Rico, Arecibo


Arecibo Status

I've been asked by several people to post a status update on the situation at Arecibo following hurricane Maria's passage. Unfortunately, at this point we haven't gotten any news. The last information we have is from a couple hours prior to when the eye passed Arecibo. That report said all the employees were accounted for and in sheltered buildings. Since then we've had no news. That's understandable. With power out on the whole island, electronics communications aren't going to be pos...
Tags: Maria, Arecibo


Hurricane Maria Tears Off Roofs, Unleashes Heavy Flooding In Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years tore off roofs and doors, unleashed heavy flooding and brought down cell towers and power lines Wednesday in an onslaught that could deepen the island’s financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria blew ashore in the morning in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph (250 kph), and was expected to punish the U....
Tags: New York, News, Ap, Estonia, Donald Trump, Maria, Caribbean, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, San Juan, Trump, St John, Thomas, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico, St Croix, Irma


Hurricane Maria Public Advisory Number 18A

Issued at 200 PM AST Wed Sep 20 2017 000 WTNT35 KNHC 201758 TCPAT5 BULLETIN Hurricane Maria Intermediate Advisory Number 18A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL152017 200 PM AST Wed Sep 20 2017 ...AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE FINDS MARIA'S CENTER JUST OFFSHORE OF THE NORTHWESTERN COAST OF PUERTO RICO... SUMMARY OF 200 PM AST...1800 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...18.5N 66.9W ABOUT 15 MI...20 KM W OF ARECIBO PUERTO RICO ABOUT 95 M...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, United States, Miami, Bahamas, Haiti, Maria, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Caicos Islands, Ast, Saffir Simpson, Puerto Plata, Caicos, Arecibo


Hurricane Maria Public Advisory Number 18

Issued at 1100 AM AST Wed Sep 20 2017 000 WTNT35 KNHC 201440 TCPAT5 BULLETIN Hurricane Maria Advisory Number 18 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL152017 1100 AM AST Wed Sep 20 2017 ...DESTRUCTIVE WINDS AND FLOODING CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS OF PUERTO RICO... ...CENTER OF MARIA APPROACHING THE NORTHERN COAST OF PUERTO RICO... SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...18.4N 66.5W ABOUT 15 MI...25 KM ESE OF ARECIBO P...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, France, United States, Netherlands, Bahamas, Haiti, Maria, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St Maarten, Caicos Islands, Ast, SABA, Saffir Simpson


China Built the World's Largest Telescope, But Has No One To Run It

An anonymous reader shares a report: China has built a staggeringly large instrument in the remote southern, mountainous region of the country called the Five hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST. The telescope measures nearly twice as large as the closest comparable facility in the world, the US-operated Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. According to the South China Morning Post, the country is looking for a foreigner to run the observatory because no Chinese astronomer has...
Tags: China, US, Tech, United States, Chile, National Science Foundation, South China Morning Post, Texas A M University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Arecibo, Giant Magellan Telescope, La Serena, Puerto Rico According, Nick Suntzeff