Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is at risk of collapsing

The main collecting dish at Arecibo Observatory is among the world’s largest single-dish radio telescopes. A cable failed in August and carved a 100-foot-long gash in the dish, and another cable failed on November 6, putting the entire telescope at risk.

Arecibo Observatory, which has discovered planets, searched for alien life, and appeared in classic films, is in critical danger after two cables supporting the telescope failed.

https://api.nationalgeographic.com/distribution/public/amp/science/2020/11/arecibo-observatory-in-puerto-rico-at-risk-of-collapsing

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