Iconic Arecibo Observatory faces demolition due to damage

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The search for planets, asteroids and extraterrestrial life is about to suffer a loss. The National Science Foundation says it will close the huge telescope that's operated for 57 years. At an observatory in Puerto Rico used by scientists worldwide, contributing to Nobel Prize winning research and featured in at least two movies, the agency says snapped cables and recent structural damage make it too dangerous to continue operating. The 1000 FT wide dish,

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