Friday, November 20, 2020

sad for Arecibo

Now that a second suspension cable snapped, the Arecibo Observatory has been deemed dangerous. It's sad hearing is going to be dismantled.

damaged radio antenna dish

I've a soft-spot for this facility, on many levels. 

But it does make me wonder what we'll lose in a scientific way. While there is a larger instrument in the world now and were steady decreases in funding from the National Science Foundation, I thought it was still used for radio astronomy projects.


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