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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