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Arecibo telescope collapses, ending 57-year run

Arecibo telescope collapses, ending 57-year run

The Arecibo Observatory is gone. Its 900-ton instrument platform, suspended above a dish in the karst hills of Puerto Rico, collapsed this morning, at about 8 a.m. local time, says Ramon Lugo, director of the Florida Space Institute at the University of Central Florida, which manages the 57-year-old radio telescope for the National Science Foundation (NSF).

ARECIBO OBSERVATORY TO CHANGE HANDS

ARECIBO OBSERVATORY TO CHANGE HANDS

The NSF has announced that the giant radio telescope/dish will continue to do critical research, and has changed management hands to the University of Central Florida (UCF). The National Science Foundation announced Thursday that the University of Central Florida will...

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