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ICYMI: A drone captures the moment Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory - one of the world’s largest radio telescopes - collapses ‼️

Just had a productive call with the NSF Director about the future of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The Director & I share a commitment to scientific advancement & preserving the cultural, historic, & economic importance of this site.

The world’s second-largest radio #telescope , at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, was destroyed when its suspended 900-tonne receiver platform came loose and plunged 140 metres (450 feet) onto the radio dish below.

Destruction of Arecibo Observatory an 'incalculable' loss for struggling Puerto Rico

Last week, the iconic telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico collapsed to the ground after decades of astronomical discoveries.

Video released by the National Science Foundation shows the exact moment the cables on the second-largest radio radio telescope in the world snapped, causing the subsequent collapse of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.​

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: The National Science Foundation released video of the moment the damaged Arecibo Observatory radio telescope collapsed in Puerto Rico. It happened on Tuesday (12/1).

Video released by the National Science Foundation shows the exact moment the cables on the second-largest radio radio telescope in the world snapped, causing the subsequent collapse of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.​

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Caught on Camera: Radio telescope collapses The National Science Foundation released a video of the moment the damaged Arecibo Observatory radio telescope collapsed in Puerto Rico.

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The instrument platform of the 305m telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico fell overnight. No injuries were reported. NSF is working with stakeholders to assess the situation. Our top priority is maintaining safety. NSF will release more details when they are confirmed.

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New dramatic drone footage shows the moment support cables holding up the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico snapped, sending the famous observatory that had been in operation since the 1960s crashing to the ground.

A drone captures the moment Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory - one of the world’s largest - collapses. The huge radio telescope played a key role in astronomical discoveries for 57 years ✨🔭

The enormous radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico has collapsed. The observatory has served as the vanguard of the search for alien civilizations, and astronomers used it to track killer asteroids.

Videos show Arecibo Observatory's 900-ton receiver platform collapse in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. It had played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century.

Watch the moment the iconic Arecibo Observatory radio telescope – once the largest in the world – collapsed in Puerto Rico

The radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico has collapsed. For nearly six decades, the observatory was a renowned resource for radio astronomy and planetary research, and it held enormous cultural significance for Puerto Ricans.

The National Science Foundation says it will close the telescope at the renowned Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico in a blow to scientists worldwide who depend on it to search for planets, asteroids and extraterrestrial life. .

Giant, aging cables that support one of the world's largest single-dish radio telescopes are slowly unraveling in Puerto Rico, pushing the Arecibo Observatory, renowned for its key role in astronomical discoveries, to the brink of collapse.

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico has come through Hurricane Maria mostly intact—but with crucial damage

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