Arecibo is down

I guess ya’ll have seen or heard about this already, this will not be an easy fix…


They’re better off building a new one.

Yeah, I heard that they had planned to tear it down even before the center array thingy came crashing down.

Anyway, sci show news has a video where they talk about how it worked, and some of the discoveries made with it.


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Oh man…

Well, I look forward to seeing what will be built there to also contribute greatly to science.

…and Scott Manley videos are nice…

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Very sad news. On a bunch of level this was a very special radio telescope, aside of the fact that it was part of the SETI programme and also featured in the movie ‘Contact’.

I think @Red-Sonja is almost certainly correct in saying that it’d be better to build a new one, although It’d be nice if there was a way of building a new radio telescope, in the style of the old one, but with the vastly improved technology and build methods that have come into existence since it was built (1963 - it was 58 years old -

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As Scoot manley said, they don’t receive as much funding. And with other stuff around i don’t think the’ll prioritize Arecibo 2.0, just the clean up will take a long time…

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