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Iconic Arecibo Observatory radio telescope collapses after cable broke – CBS News

Many scientists and Puerto Ricans mourned the news, with some tearing up during interviews.



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A huge radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has long played a key role in astronomical discoveries collapsed on Tuesday, officials said. The Arecibo Observatory, made famous as the backdrop for a pivotal scene in the James Bond film “GoldenEye” and other Hollywood hits, had been shuttered since August after an auxiliary cable snapped and caused a 100-foot gash on the reflector dish.
Then a main cable broke in early November, leading the National Science Foundation to declare just weeks later that…

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