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Arecibo Observatory's Greatest Triumphs

20 Nov 2020, 12:00 UTC
Arecibo Observatory's Greatest Triumphs H. Schweikerm, NAIC, Arecibo Observatory

Yesterday brought the tragic news that the famous 1,000-foot radio dish at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will have to be demolished after the failure of two support cables. It’s the end of an era, but a good excuse to revisit some of the most important scientific contributions made possible by the famous facility.

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