Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico fell overnight

CParsons

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Dec 4, 2019
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Sad days..

View: https://twitter.com/NSF/status/1333772980539691008?s=20

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.
The collapse was captured by a drone.

View: https://youtu.be/n7bdhkqWg6Y
 

jsimenhoff

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Aug 22, 2019
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Oh no! Pretty amazing they we're able to capture the collapse at just the right moment. Do you think they knew it was coming?

The Arecibo Observatory will live on forever in Goldeneye!
 

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