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- The famed Arecibo Observatory, featured in the films Contact and Goldeneye, gave way earlier this week after its support cables snapped.
- The National Science Foundation, which ran the Puerto Rico-based radio observatory, released dramatic drone footage of the collapse.
- The telescope operated for almost 60 years, scanning the skies for asteroids and alien signals and contributing to our understanding of the universe.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released tragic drone footage of the collapse of the famed Arecibo Observatory, which fell this week after 57 years of service.
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The observatory—made famous by films like Contact and the James Bond flick Goldeneye—probed the distant reaches of the universe for signs of extraterrestrial life, scanned the skies for fast radio bursts, and tracked marauding asteroids zipping through our solar system. It’s