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Satellite images show blockages in the Arecibo telescope that will turn it off



The satellites spotted holes in the damaged Arecibo Observatory, which will be decommissioned by the US National Science Foundation (NSF).

The 57-year-old radio telescope lasted two cable malfunctions which has made its massive dish too unstable for safe repair, according to NSF. The failure of the cables also damaged the massive plate, which stretches to a whopping 305 meters in diameter, drilling holes in the delicate metal panels.


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