The sad news of the Arecibo telescope’s collapse is still being felt by many astronomers around the world. To give an idea of how the entire 820-ton receiver collapsed, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has just released official footage of the disaster.
The video (complete with sound) gives two angles: one from the base of the support tower, and the other through a drone, which was precisely focused on the critical anchor bolt, receding from the increased voltage. We see that all three of the uppermost sections of the support towers have detached and at what angle the 305-meter telescope fell into the canopy below.
With the amount of destruction and force exerted, from the clicking of the cables and the cutting of the columns, it is a miracle that no one was hurt. Watch the video above to witness the collapse of the Arecibo Telescope, which happened in Puerto Rico just days ago.
New details on the collapse of the Arecibo Observatory̵7;s 305-meter telescope, including a video, are available on the NSF website: https://t.co/SaFdpLzTJc pic.twitter.com/jgMNDrvJvL
– National Science Foundation (@NSF) December 3, 2020
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