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Arecibo Goes Dark

Forty-six years ago this month, humankind opened its mouth to the cosmos and shouted, “We’re here.” The Arecibo Observatory hosts the most famous telescope in the world, a 1,000-foot dish nestled into a natural limestone sinkhole atop a mountain in Puerto Rico. An otherworldly collection module is suspended 500 feet above the white curved surface, […]

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