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17 Feb 2009

First World's Radio Telescope, USA

Arecibo's Radio TelescopeImage by wR7 via Flickr

Will there any more largest than this in the near future?

Its claimed to be the world's largest curved focussing antenna located in the South of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

Wikipedia says:
1. The observatory's 305 m radio telescope is the largest single-aperture telescope (cf. multiple aperture telescope) ever constructed.
2. It carries out three major areas of research: radio astronomy, aeronomy (using both the 305 m telescope and the observatory's lidar facility), and radar astronomy observations of solar system objects.

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