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.
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
Last week, one of the telescope’s main steel cables that was capable of sustaining 544,000 kilograms snapped under only 283,000 kilograms.
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The Arecibo message happens to be a three-minute long radio signal consisting of 1,679 binary digits.
A team of astronomers has claimed to have picked up "strange signals" emanating from a star 11 light years away.