Famed Arecibo telescope, on the brink of collapse, will be dismantled

Found on Science Mag on Thursday, 26 November 2020
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The 57-year-old observatory, a survivor of numerous hurricanes and earthquakes, is now in such a fragile state that attempting repairs would put staff and workers in danger. “This decision was not an easy one to make,” Sean Jones, NSF’s assistant director for mathematical and physical sciences, said at a news briefing today.

Sad to see. Too bad previous administrations have not put enough funds in to keep it well maintained.