World-Renowned Arecibo Telescope Collapses In Puerto Rico
The field of astronomy has suffered a devastating loss this week. The Arecibo telescope — a platform of radio receivers suspended over a massive dish — collapsed on Tuesday in Puerto Rico.
The National Science Foundation, which operated the telescope, was planning to dismantle it after two cables broke in the past few months. Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks to Alyssa Goodman, astronomy professor at Harvard University.
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