These photos of the collapse of the Arecibo Observatory telescope are just heartbreaking


Intestinal images and videos documented the end of one of the world’s best-known binoculars.

The Arecibo Observatory of the National Science Foundation in Puerto Rico, known for its study of asteroids and aliens and its dazzle in the James Bond film, collapsed this morning (December 1). A 900-ton platform suspended over a radio antenna plunged 450 meters (140 meters) into the structure below at around 8 a.m. local time, causing massive damage documented on the Internet.