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FYI: Footage of the Arecibo Observatory collapse

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Courtesy National Science Foundation:

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As the video shows, the platform did not fall straight down. It was more of a swinging action, as a main cable snapped from one of the three support towers. The video also shows the tops of the towers breaking off, some of which measure over 60 feet in length, according to John Abruzzo, managing principal of Thornton Tomasetti, an engineering firm brought in to assess the situation following the recent failure of two cables at the famous facility…

No one was hurt during this catastrophic failure, the exact cause of which is still being determined. Zauderer said all dangerous debris fell within previously designated restricted zones.

George Dvorsky, “Drone Video Shows Dramatic Moment of Arecibo Observatory Collapse” at Gizmodo

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One Reply to “FYI: Footage of the Arecibo Observatory collapse

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    polistra says:

    NASA has been putting all of its energy and budget into burning heretics instead of maintaining its cathedrals. Result unsurprising.

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