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Arecibo Observatory

The Arecibo Observatory is most famous for being one of the scenes in the 007 GoldenEye movie. More importantly, this is the largest radio telescope ever built, with a 305 meter spherical reflector. This is the place that collects data for the SETI@Home project, and where many important scientific discoveries have been made. There was a big scare that the NSF would stop funding the observatory and it would have to close down in 2011; fortunately this seems to have been reversed! (Jun 18, 2010)

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Taken on May 26, 2010