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Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico collapses as engineers feared – The Verge

The 900-ton platform suspended above the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico came crashing down, a scenario that many engineers suspected might happen. The collapse…

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The telescopes 900-ton platform came crashing down overnight
The Arecibo Observatory prior to the collapse. The 900-ton platform suspended above the dish fell overnight.
Photo by Ricardo Arduengo / AFP via Getty Images
The massive Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico collapsed in on itself overnight. The catastrophic failure had been predicted by engineers after the telescope suffered two major cable malfunctions over the last couple of months, risking the integrity of the observatorys entire structure.

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