Saturday, December 5, 2020

Puerto Rico: Arecibo Radio Telescope Collapses

Failures in the cables that supported a huge suspended platform 500 feet above the massive Gregorian dome of Puerto Rico's famed Arecibo radio telescope caused it to collapse, leaving gaping holes in its 1000-foot-wide reflector dish, just a month after authorities withdrew the complex from service due to dilapidation and safety concerns, ending the site's role in astronomical research. See Full Story>

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