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Jicamarca Radio Observatory
Jicamarca Radio Observatory (hee-kah-mar -kah) (JRO) A large 49.92-MHz incoherent scatter radar antenna, located east of Lima, Peru. The antenna is a square-phased array of 18 432 dipoles covering an area of nearly 85 000 square meters.
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Caption: The Jicamarca Radio Observatory
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