The New Paper

December 2, 2020

Arecibo Observatory radio telescope collapses

The Arecibo Observatory radio telescope in Puerto Rico collapsed yesterday, two weeks after US officials announced plans to decommission the already-damaged installation. The iconic telescope was constructed in 1963 and played a key role in a wide range of astronomical discoveries and research.

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