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Dear AO Users,

We have unfortunate news to share with the AO community. Early yesterday morning one of the auxiliary cables at tower 4 of the Arecibo Observatory experienced a failure.

Fortunately, there were no resulting injuries to our team. The cable failure damaged 250 panels of the primary dish, as well as 6-8 panels on the Gregorian Dome.
Ouch !

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*receiver , not receptor (french touch :P)
ow that's impressive indeed.. you may hope that's not so bad and so expensive to repair, one of the advantage of radio in those bands is the equipment being mere pieces of metal (but here you need quite a lot though..)