Iconic Arecibo Observatory telescope in Puerto Rico collapses

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    The telescope collapsed after the three remaining cables of the structure showed signs of extreme stress. The radio-telescope had already suffered major damages after a cable that helped support the 900-ton platform hanging at 450 feet above the dish broke in August. Weeks later, a second cable gave in, putting the telescope at greater risk. With less cables supporting the platform, it eventually gave way.

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