The video was shared by the National Science Foundation and shows the exact time of the fall of the Arecibo Observatory.
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On Tuesday, December 1st, it was announced that the Arecibo Observatory had collapsed. News that shocked the scientific community. The National Science Foundation of the USA The images that were captured by a drone at the exact moment the radio telescope collapsed are in circulation. Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. This system was used to conduct research related to radio astronomy, atmospheric science, and astronomy.
It was originally planned to be dismantled as it was a risk to keep it operational. However, there was no time to save any part of the structure as it immediately collapsed as it was badly damaged. No injuries were reported as a result of the collapse.
The collapse was to be expected
It started with a break in two cables supporting the system between August and November. That’s how it was NFC He had announced that the radio telescope would be dismantled in view of his undoubted fall. However, until now it had not decreased. Likewise, The structure weighed 900 tons and the reflector plate was approximately 305 meters wide so it would not support such a weight.
One of the emblems of Puerto Rico
east Radio telescope It was built in the year 1963, used for studies of Radio astronomy, atmospheric science and astronomy. It was considered the greatest until the arrival of Russian rattan-600, In the year of 1975.
The The radio telescope enabled the scientific community to view unusual objects and events in space. Even pursue intelligent life on other planets. Similar It was a great tool for looking for asteroids that are close to Earth and helping experts monitor objects that could pose a threat to the planet.