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New Videos Show The Dramatic Collapse Of The Arecibo Telescope

The National Science Foundation had excellent timing. Less than two weeks after the announcement that the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico would be permanently decommissioned, as fraying support cables accelerated the possibility of spectacular collapse, the telescope’s internal tensions exceeded their bounds. At 7:53:51 local time Tuesday morning, the 900-ton collection module fell 500 feet […]

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