ARECIBO, Puerto Rico — New video reveals the devastating second one of the crucial highly effective telescopes on Earth collapsed.
Drone footage caught the second when the telescope platform on the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico fell on December 1.
Engineers say all three help towers broke off, inflicting the 900 ton platform to plummet down right into a dish beneath.
Video reveals the telescope’s help cables additionally dropped.
Officers say the observatory’s studying heart was broken by the falling cables and nobody was injured.
The 1,000 foot telescope had been used for astronomical discoveries for 57-years.
It was additionally featured in films together with “Goldeneye” and “Contact.”
A couple of weeks in the past, the Nationwide Science Basis introduced it was decommissioning the telescope as a result of it sustained irreparable injury earlier this yr.
Officers deliberate to make use of a managed demolition to disassemble the instrument.