Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope to close in blow to science


The National Science Foundation says it will close the huge telescope at the renowned are Cibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. It's a blow to scientists worldwide who depend on it to search for planets, asteroids and extraterrestrial life. The foundation says. It's just too dangerous to keep operating the single dish Radio telescope. Given the significant damage it recently sustained in August and auxiliary cable broke and tour 100 ft hole in the reflector dish and damaged the dome above it. Then, a couple of weeks ago, one of the telescopes, main steel cable snapped.

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