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R.I.P. Arecibo

Arecibo Observatory destroyed in platform collapse

(The damaged dish before today’s collapse. Satellite image courtesy of Maxar Technologies)

‘The suspended platform above the Arecibo radio telescope collapsed early this morning, destroying the observatory’s 1000-ft dish. The structure, already damaged after two of the cables supporting the dish snapped in two separate incidents, is now beyond repair….’

— Via Boing Boing