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Broken Cable Damages Arecibo Observatory


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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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Holy forking shirt, that's bad.
This is a serious situation for the radio observatory. I hope that they recover quickly.