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Puerto Rico Radio Telescope?

What caused the collapse of the famous Puerto Rico radio telescope? What will replace it?

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    4 months ago
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    over 50 years old in the humid jungle. The replacement is a bigger one, 500M wide.. in China. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02790-3

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  • 4 months ago

    That was a very great question to ask about that telescope

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope in the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. As of 2018, the observatory is operated by University of Central Florida, Yang Enterprises and UMET , under cooperative agreement with the US National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • 4 months ago

    Probably structural damage caused by hurricane's/tropical storms with an underbudget for maintenance. Will it be replaced? That's the billion dollar question.

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  • 4 months ago

    It was damaged over time by a number of hurricanes leading to the failure of support cables. It's not going to be replaced.

  • Bill
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    Gravity         

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    A couple of suspension cables broke. They knew about this but it collapsed before they could do anything. There are vids on the 'net.

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    storms                        .

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