Overhead view of Arecibo cleanup

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Arecibo's To-be-determined Future

As cleanup operations are underway at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, some scientists are proposing a replacement for the esteemed radio dish.

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The Arecibo Telescope Has Collapsed [Video]

The Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico has collapsed less than two weeks after officials announced it was too dangerous to attempt repairs.

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Iconic Arecibo Telescope Damaged, To Be Dismantled

The iconic Arecibo telescope, damaged by two cable failures within three months, is beyond repair.

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Another Cable Snaps at the Arecibo Observatory

Engineers are looking at stabilizing the dish, as the Arecibo Observatory has suffered a second cable failure.

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Iconic Arecibo Radio Dish Damaged

A broken support cable at the Arecibo radio observatory brings operations to a halt.

Arecibo Observatory radar system

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Arecibo Observatory Emerges from Storm with $6M Upgrade

The famed Arecibo Observatory has faced down several funding challenges in recent years, and a hurricane to boot, but now a new project is making the radio dish more relevant to astronomy than ever.

binary supermassive black hole

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60-Second Astro News: Merging Black Holes, Distant Super-Supernova, and Arecibo's Fate

Supermassive black holes en route to merger have strange dynamics in their gas disks. Astronomers have spotted the most distant spectroscopically confirmed supernova. And NSF decides the fate of the Arecibo Observatory.

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Some Damage to Arecibo Observatory; Stormy Times Ahead

Arecibo and its team rode out the largest storm in its history, but it's unclear what the moderate damage will mean for the radio observatory's future.

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