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    Sad day for radio astronomy

    Looks like they can't salvage arecibo.

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/19/...se-cable-break

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    Re: Sad day for radio astronomy

    Sad.
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    Re: Sad day for radio astronomy

    I just saw that. It is a sad day.


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    End of an Era, for sure. At least we can still watch "Contact" and see it again....

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    Re: Sad day for radio astronomy

    Quote Originally Posted by tsuess View Post
    End of an Era, for sure. At least we can still watch "Contact" and see it again....
    I prefer James Bond.
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    Re: Sad day for radio astronomy

    Very sad the most iconic radio telescope is going to disappear. So many movies and memories of myself other times will stay in my heart.
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    Re: Sad day for radio astronomy

    Quote Originally Posted by zombie67 View Post
    I prefer James Bond.
    yea on the James Bond, that was a great show
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    Re: Sad day for radio astronomy

    It's a sad day for planetary defense.
    At the FAST wiki...
    Arecibo also includes several NSF funded radars for ionospheric studies. These powerful transmitters are too large and heavy for FAST's small receiver cabin, so it will not be able to participate in planetary defence.
    planetary society arecibo reaction
    Of immediate concern is the telescope’s role in tracking and characterizing asteroids. Arecibo’s planetary radar was the most powerful in the world, observing roughly 100 near-Earth asteroids per year. Half of those were newly discovered objects whose orbits were not precisely known. Arecibo observations helped scientists determine whether an asteroid would hit our planet and ensured their trajectories were catalogued for future observations.
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    Re: Sad day for radio astronomy

    Well it's an even sadder day. The observatory has collapsed.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55147973
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    Re: Sad day for radio astronomy

    Quote Originally Posted by trigggl View Post
    Well it's an even sadder day. The observatory has collapsed.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55147973
    Wow. Totally gone now. Sigh...

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