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In a recent publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, AO planetary lead Dr. Anne Virkki and Dr. Sriram S. Bhiravarasu of the Lunar and Planetary Institute analyzed radar images of the moon obtained by the Mini-RF instrument on-board the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) to better understand anomalous radar scattering observed in some lunar craters. Read More

Atmospheric Sciences

The CARLA project, lead by Arecibo Observatory (AO) scientist Dr. Jens Lautenbach (PI) and Dr. Pedrina Terra dos Santos (Co-I), was recently awarded funding by the Puerto Rico Science Technology & Research Trust. CARLA will deliver information about aerosol properties over time and altitude in order to study the dynamics of aerosol layers, including the Saharan Air Layer which influences cloud and hurricane formation and the air quality. Read More

Astronomy     Arecibo Observatory Open House at the 235th AAS meeting
Arecibo Observatory would like to cordially invite you all for the “Arecibo Observatory Open House'' during the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society at Honolulu, Hawaii. The Open House will be on January 7th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Refreshments will be served during the Open House. Read More

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