The Huge Radio Telescope From Goldeneye Has Collapsed

The Arecibo Observatory radio telescope, which you might recognize from the GoldenEye James Bond movie, collapsed Tuesday morning due to a mechanical failure. The telescope was already scheduled to be demolished because, here’s the kicker, of fears it would collapse. The telescope, based in Puerto Rico, collapsed this morning when its 900-ton equipment platform, suspended 500 feet above the dish, fell after its support cables failed.

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