Awesome footage shows collapse of Arecibo Observatory’s huge radio telescope


It took 17 seconds for the huge radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory to collapse. It takes much longer for the dust to settle.

The iconic structure collapsed in Puerto Rico on December 1 after cable bugs were too delicate for safe repair due to cable failures in August and November. The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), which owns the site, knew the structure could fall off at any time, and evaluated how to proceed. dismantling the binoculars. Now the agency has switched to assessing what to do with its wreckage.