December 1, 2020

Puerto Rico’s famed Arecibo telescope collapses: officials

San Juan (AFP) – The renowned Arecibo¬†Observatory telescope in Puerto Rico collapsed on Tuesday, officials said, weeks after an announcement that the vast structure would be dismantled due to its decrepit and dangerous condition.Two cables holding the instruments platform above the 1,000 feet (300 meter) diameter radio dish had snapped in recent months, and engineers had warned that it was on the brink of collapse.”We can confirm the platform fell and that we have reports of no injuries. We will release additional details as they are confirmed,” Rob Margetta, spokesman for the National Science…

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