Astronomical tragedy: Video of iconic Arecibo radio telescope collapsing

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Completed in 1963 and stewarded by U.S. National Science Foundation since the 1970s, Arecibo Observatory has contributed to many important scientific discoveries, including the demonstration of gravitational waves from a binary pulsar, the first discovery of an extrasolar planet, composition of the ionosphere, and the characterization of the properties and orbits of a number of potentially hazardous asteroids.

HERE’S ARECIBO COLLAPSING:


AND HERE’S ARECIBO IN ITS PRIME


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