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Damaged iconic Puerto Rico radio telescope collapses as predicted

Damaged iconic Puerto Rico radio telescope collapses as predicted

The iconic Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico has completely collapsed as engineers feared. The telescope’s 900-ton receiver platform fell onto the reflector dish over 400 feet below. It had played a big role in astronomical discoveries for over five decades. In August, an auxiliary cable snapped, which caused a long gash on reflector dish and damaged the receiver platform that hung above it.

JustMy.02 1 months

Does this mean we’re not going to be able to watch The Big Bang Theory in Hi-Def ? Man, we can’t catch a break this year.

Randall 1 months

You had a good long run, my dear friend. You'll never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Buddy.

Judi Em
Judi Em 1 months

I'd say the builders got their money out of that investment!! It's a shame it broke, but it was pretty old.

Soldat Ian Mccolumn for Kaiser Wilhelm the 1rst
Soldat Ian Mccolumn for Kaiser Wilhelm the 1rst 1 months

Our government at work ladies and gentlemen

Unity.Nat 1 months

Reminds me of a battlefield map

Rugged Individualist
Rugged Individualist 1 months

Rest in Pieces

Seekster 1 months

This is one of the top 5 worst things to happen in 2020.

Bulwark AC
Bulwark AC 1 months

If they knew it was going to fall is there some reason not to bring the 900-TON receiver down safely?

Slevin Kelevra
Slevin Kelevra 1 months

Hope they got it on video. At least James Bond used it to take out the Goldeneye satellite first.

Angel 1 months

R.I.P. It was so beautiful and such an important piece of science and technology

Deadly104 1 months


Sebby 1 months

I hope they atleast used it while it was damaged. Would probly have been some of the coolest pictures of space.

Fast Eddy
Fast Eddy 1 months

GoldenEye anyone?

V!!!!! 1 months

That really sucks. I hope they try to fix it

ConcealCarryProtect 1 months

The best outcome for a difficult demolition. Glad nobody was hurt.

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