December 4 2020 9:47am

Footage shows moment telescope receiver collapses at Arecibo Observatory

Video and drone footage recorded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) show the moment the receiver of the telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico fell and damaged the reflector dish on Dec. 1. In the video, the receiver can be seen starting to fall toward the ground as cables snap, spraying debris into the air.

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