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Iconic Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico collapses before plans to demolish | ABC News



New dramatic drone footage shows the moment support cables holding up the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico snapped, sending the famous observatory that had been in operation since the 1960s crashing to the ground. abcn.ws/2VxDuBP

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47 comments

  1. Sad to see this. It produced remarkable data over the years. Farewell.

  2. Arecibo Radio Telescope : “I’m done! Y’all ain’t detonatin nothin on me boi!”

  3. Finally Gravity did its work.

  4. The world is an even more sad isolated place now… if this humanity at its peak I am ashamed to be one 😥

  5. RIP…sums up 2020…………….

  6. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! 😭😭😭😭

  7. A sad day for the Battlefield community.

  8. 1st time I seen this was on an episode of that 80s kids tv show Reading Rainbow with Lavar Burton and then obviously Goldeneye

  9. Perhaps a partial rebuild for a potential museum or something recognizing how far we've come with the technology.

  10. I'm just kinda numb. It would be one thing if there was an immediate plan to build a bigger and better observatory. But there isn't, is there? That's pretty horrifying.

  11. That’s a lot of damage

  12. Rebuild it, bigger and better please, I'll pitch in a dollar or two

  13. Call of duty right there. That C4 is a bitch.

  14. who's been playing battlefield 4

  15. wtf did it not get new support lines. that sheeiit is 50+ years old. come on man

  16. And this happens at a time when we are entering an asteroid debris field

  17. Cameras and drones, Just "Happened" to be there to catch all this amazing footage… Really? guys, come on.

  18. This should have Cradle music in the background.

  19. If you look closely at 0:59 you can see Sean Bean under the antenna before it hits.

  20. The aliens don't like that we found the monoliths lol (in a serious note : very sad to see, i wish it'll be well funded and much more secured in the next one)

  21. I see it couldn't handle another 007 fight scene

  22. Who pays for these massive structures?

    How do they make money to pay back the costs?

    How do they pay all the employees and maintenance?

  23. They just happen to have a drone flying where it breaks and falls? hmmm

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  25. The graphics of the new battlefield look great!

  26. Just when we were about to make contact, damn!

  27. Well, NASAs got a black budget, do…

  28. 1963-2020 bet it was a pricely telescope

  29. guys we've been hearing about this for a while and I think the ford flopped press have milked the dismay resentment outrage and indifference for all they're worth. let's hear about it again later when other solutions and replacement intentions materialize. the project provided decades of data and was ultimately outdated to the efficiency of maintenance standards. If it was a dish of chow mein, it would be refused at this point. rehashing it for consumer consideration is no longer reccomended.

  30. Debieron crea una cúpula para mantenerlo fuera del peligro y mantenimiento que se los olvido..

  31. Aliens were starting to get concerned: Note the initial small ignition (0:45) that triggers the second main explosion. There is beauty in the entropy, nonetheless.

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