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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Arecibo Dish Antenna Seriously Damaged


https://www.sciencealert.com/a-broken-cable-smashed-a-huge-hole-in-the-arecibo-observatory

4 comments:

  1. Well they say if your antenna doesn't fall down every winter then it's not big enough! :)

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  2. Very sad occasion for astronomy. At least with a ground-based telescope it is relatively easy to get a crew there to do the repair. Remember Hubble? I was at JPL at the time the Hubble repair mission was executed. Amazing work.

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  4. Correcting a typo:
    I agree Dean -- this is really sad. We have a ground-based dish built into the terrain. The dish itself doesn't move. Yet somehow we can't keep it from getting damaged? That's pretty bad. Didn't know you were at JPL. We'll have to talk about this someday. 73 Bill

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