Damage, Repair Assessment Of Arecibo Observatory Underway

The Gregorian Dome at Arecibo.
Credit: The Planetary Society
An investigation into an incident that damaged the National Science Foundation (NSF) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was continuing Aug.14, focusing on the cause and the cost of repairs. A break in an auxiliary support cable on Aug. 10 left a 100-ft.-long gash in the large reflector dish and...

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