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An experiment that reaches across our galaxy has detected the first signs of a possible ‘sea’ of ripples in space-time

Scientists might have discovered the first signs of the gravitational-wave background: a sea of ripples in space-time reverberating throughout the universe. Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational waves. They have recently been detected following violent collisions of black holes and neutron stars. By monitoring dead stars throughout our […]
An experiment that reaches across our galaxy has detected the first signs of a possible ‘sea’ of ripples in space-time
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China now holds the world’s last giant, single-dish telescope after the Arecibo Observatory radio telescope collapsed

China’s Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is the largest and last remaining giant, single-dish telescope after Arecibo’s collapse. As China’s moon mission advances, experts say the via its resolution and sensitivity, the FAST telescope will help produce critical research over the next decades. Opened in 2016, in November, Chinese state […]
China now holds the world’s last giant, single-dish telescope after the Arecibo Observatory radio telescope collapsed
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A video shows the ‘violent’ collapse of the iconic Arecibo telescope. It sounded like an avalanche, a staff scientist said.

The Arecibo Observatory’s iconic radio telescope collapsed Tuesday morning. Newly released videos show how the telescope’s 900-ton suspended platform crashed into the bowl-shaped dish below. The tops of three support towers snapped off as the platform fell. A staff scientist said the collapse sounded like an earthquake, train, or avalanche. […]
A video shows the ‘violent’ collapse of the iconic Arecibo telescope. It sounded like an avalanche, a staff scientist said.
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The Arecibo telescope’s 900-ton platform has crashed into its disk below and destroyed the iconic radio observatory

The Arecibo Observatory’s iconic radio telescope collapsed Tuesday morning. The telescope’s suspended platform, which weighed 900 tons, crashed into its bowl-shaped disk below. The tops of three support towers snapped off as the platform fell. Arecibo’s destruction was not unexpected: The telescope was damaged beyond repair after two cables broke […]
The Arecibo telescope’s 900-ton platform has crashed into its disk below and destroyed the iconic radio observatory