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Other F for the Arecibo Telescope

Discussion in 'General' started by IanW, 1 Dec 2020.

  1. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Reports are appearing that the central instrumentation package of the telescope has fallen.
    Arecibo was already due to be decommissioned & dismantled soon as support cables had fallen through and torn the dish in August and November this year.

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    This is the part that fell today:-
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    See Wikipedia for full details.
     
  2. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    What are we supposed to throw Sean Bean off now?!

    Also, F for the setting of one of my favourite Battlefield maps.

    Less flippantly, that's going to be a big loss to astronomy, wonder what will get built to replace it and where. Also, hope nobody was in/under it at the time.
     
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  3. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Puerto Rico tweets show it now looking like this:-
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    There's still China's 500-meter jobby, but getting the funds for an Arecibo 2 is going to be tricky at best.
     

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