HAARP to begin largest set of experiments at its new observatory

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The High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program near Gakona, includes a phased array of 180 high-frequency crossed dipole antennas spread accrosss 33 acres and capable of radiating 3.6 megawatts into the upper atmosphere and io0nosphere. Photo courtesy of HAARP.

Bouncing a signal off the moon.

Learning more about a mysterious polar light.

Sending a beam to Jupiter.

Those are just some of the 13 experiments for a packed 10 days of science beginning Wednesday at the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program. The University of Alaska Fairbanks operates the facility located near Gakona. 

The number of experiments is the highest so far under a five-year, $9.3 million grant awarded

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