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Video Shows The Heartbreaking Moment The Arecibo Telescope Collapsed – ScienceAlert

The second-largest radio telescope in the world collapsed on Tuesday morning.

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The second-largest radio telescope in the world collapsed on Tuesday morning.
The Arecibo Observatory’s 900-ton platform, which sent and received radio waves and was suspended 450 feet (140 metres) in the air, crashed into the 1,000-foot-wide (300-metre-wide) disk below. When it fell, it pulled down with the tops of three surrounding support towers.
Videos of the crash show that it began when cables that connected the hanging platform to one of the towers snapped. Previously, an auxiliary cable…

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