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Dilapidated Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory telescope collapses after receiver falls into radio dish
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Dilapidated Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory telescope collapses after receiver falls into radio dish

Photographs showed clouds of dust rising into the air and the remains of the telescope instruments scattered across the site.

Repair work for Arecibo telescope too dangerous, will be dismantled after 57 years of service
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Repair work for Arecibo telescope too dangerous, will be dismantled after 57 years of service

The telescope is one of the largest in the world and has been a tool for many astronomical discoveries.

Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory is falling apart, leaving astronomers worried about their research
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Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory is falling apart, leaving astronomers worried about their research

Last week, one of the telescope’s main steel cables that was capable of sustaining 544,000 kilograms snapped under only 283,000 kilograms.

Arecibo Message: Google Doodle celebrates 44th anniversary of mankind's first attempt to contact interstellar life
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Arecibo Message: Google Doodle celebrates 44th anniversary of mankind's first attempt to contact interstellar life

The Arecibo message happens to be a three-minute long radio signal consisting of 1,679 binary digits.

Astronomers detect
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Astronomers detect "strange signals" eminating from a star 11 light years away

A team of astronomers has claimed to have picked up "strange signals" emanating from a star 11 light years away.

World's largest telescope installed in China
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World's largest telescope installed in China

Scientists will begin debugging and trial observation of the 500 metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), the biggest telescope in the world