Third Accident Strikes Arecibo Observatory

The Arecibo Observatory following an earlier accident.
Credit: National Science Foundation
HOUSTON—Days after unveiling plans to decommission and dismantle the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, the National Science Foundation announced a third wave of damage, the Dec. 1 collapse of the suspended 900-ton instrument platform. The accident occurred at 6:55 a.m. EST, or 7:55 a.m. local time...

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