The giant telescope Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

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In this week’s news, Telescope in Puerto Rico Detects Strange, Rapid Bursts of Radio Waves [Director of the Astronomy Section at Arecibo Observatory, a part of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, Fernando] Camilo said the phenomenon has been detected at least seven times through the radio telescope in Australia, but the importance of this one is that for the first time it has been documented at another observatory, which confirms that this is an astronomical reality and cannot be attributed to some peculiarity of a particular instrument. “The question now is the nature of this phenomenon,” said the scientist, who for years studied astronomy in the United States. “This could be a powerful burst of radio waves faraway in the universe, a kind of signal never detected before,” which appears to come from outside our galaxy. . . .

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