Arecibo again damaged on 12 august2020

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Message 2055671 - Posted: 22 Aug 2020, 16:07:31 UTC

Our biggest ear, already damaged by orcan again a secondary major damage !
One of the cable retaine receptor broke and falls on reflector.

Sources : a lot of !!!
Search Google Arecibo 12aug20 !
This time, i am afraid, it will never be repaired.
RIP Arecibo. Thanks to have give us so much work to crunch.
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Message 2055672 - Posted: 22 Aug 2020, 16:16:06 UTC - in response to Message 2055671.  
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Hopefully, the damage, and the loss of use, will be a wake-up call to improve funding to "Make Arecibo Great Again"!

(Hopefully in a useful way despite the damaging politics of no funding...)

See the Arecibo Observatory thread for further details.


Here's hoping for a positive revival!

Keep searchin',
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