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Damaged SETI Observatory Could Be Sidelined for Months – Gizmodo Australia

The iconic Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was damaged last week when a large cable fell onto the radio telescope’s main reflector dish. We’re now learning more about this unfortunate incident, including how long it might take until the beleaguered observa…

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The iconic Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was damaged last week when a large cable fell onto the radio telescopes main reflector dish. Were now learning more about this unfortunate incident, including how long it might take until the beleaguered observatory is back online.
During the early morning of Monday August 10, a thick auxiliary cable used to support a metal platform dropped onto the main reflector dish, producing a 30.48 m-long gash. The golf ball-like Gregorian Dome was also damage…

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