Drone footage shows giant Arecibo Observatory collapsing in Puerto Rico


Footage released by the National Science Foundation shows the moment a huge radio telescope collapsed in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The Arecibo Observatory played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century but had been scheduled for demolition in November by the US National Science Foundation because of pre-existing damage.

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