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littlemissmartypants

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35. This thing was awe inspiring. I am very glad that I got to see it in its hay day.
Wed Dec 2, 2020, 05:03 AM
Dec 2020

This is an enormous loss for the science community. I am heartbroken. We need a replacement for this as soon as possible.

It is a metaphor for Republican commitment to science Zorro Dec 2020 #1
So true. If god intended Republicans to fly, there wouldn't be any Republicans. jaxexpat Dec 2020 #6
This message was self-deleted by its author jaxexpat Dec 2020 #7
We couldn't do maintenance on a national scientific treasure Chainfire Dec 2020 #2
its been happening for 30 years under a rethug do nothing congress. AllaN01Bear Dec 2020 #11
THIS X 1000 orangecrush Dec 2020 #47
Damn! Sad beyond words! lastlib Dec 2020 #3
:( TommyCelt Dec 2020 #8
Thank you for that important point. niyad Dec 2020 #15
Stand down now good and faithful servant. Duty done. Thank you. sarge43 Dec 2020 #4
It's gone. pm_me_grey_paint Dec 2020 #5
What an awful educational loss for children of PR Submariner Dec 2020 #9
Many years ago I was running Seti@home on a couple of desktops Arne Dec 2020 #20
Terrific film PCIntern Dec 2020 #53
: ( all around! The kids, local workers, scientists, human knowledge. I... electric_blue68 Dec 2020 #38
Two of my good friends have worked there. a la izquierda Dec 2020 #10
Oh, that's so sad! : ( It looked amazing! electric_blue68 Dec 2020 #39
This is how GOP has been making America great again. IronLionZion Dec 2020 #12
Who's watch was it when the telescope failed? One guess! usaf-vet Dec 2020 #13
Oh, geeeez, "Trump Years" are so l-o--n---g... electric_blue68 Dec 2020 #40
Was the necessary maintenance not done or not funded? Huge loss. Evolve Dammit Dec 2020 #14
Because the wall is more important dalton99a Dec 2020 #16
I maintain that Hurricane Maria basically finished it off structurally BumRushDaShow Dec 2020 #17
Thanks. -sigh- electric_blue68 Dec 2020 #46
The San Juan Doppler Radar is continually maintained BumRushDaShow Dec 2020 #49
Woah! That's... intense. A serious case, that you propose. electric_blue68 Dec 2020 #50
OMG. This is heartbreaking, for me because it really says who we are as Kashkakat v.2.0 Dec 2020 #18
That's so sad! 2naSalit Dec 2020 #19
It is 2020 colorado_ufo Dec 2020 #21
Alzheimer's on a national scale. nt hay rick Dec 2020 #22
Golden Eye - observatory scene packman Dec 2020 #23
+1 dalton99a Dec 2020 #26
Perhaps ET resented the privacy implications? BobTheSubgenius Dec 2020 #24
The telescope was essentially the hero of James Gunn's novel, *The Listeners*... First Speaker Dec 2020 #25
I wonder if the missing obelisks are tied to this somehow? intrepidity Dec 2020 #27
Just another in a long line of degradations of American scientific prowess... Moostache Dec 2020 #28
I heartily second your post krispos42 Dec 2020 #29
Arecibo was our best tool for tracking near-Earth asteroids... which we need to do. paulkienitz Dec 2020 #30
Arecibo wasn't the only one doing that, though? electric_blue68 Dec 2020 #41
We do have other radar trackers, but they have far less range. paulkienitz Dec 2020 #52
Oh, wow, that's way less! Wonder what will pick up the slack. electric_blue68 Dec 2020 #57
Time to build a better one... on the dark side of the moon. Space Force! Calling Moon Base Alpha Baclava Dec 2020 #31
Final collapse may have been triggered by earthquake in Dominican Republic. SeattleVet Dec 2020 #32
Depressing, but thanks. electric_blue68 Dec 2020 #45
Drone footage - Observatory Collapses Arecibo Puerto Rico Ptah Dec 2020 #33
I'm sorry if this was already shown, and sorry to show it, Arne Dec 2020 #54
Here's the YouTube from that article. Thanks, Arne. Ptah Dec 2020 #55
Found a better pic to show an overhead shot of the collapse BumRushDaShow Dec 2020 #34
This thing was awe inspiring. I am very glad that I got to see it in its hay day. littlemissmartypants Dec 2020 #35
How wonderful. Can you post any pics from your visit? electric_blue68 Dec 2020 #42
I wish I could. I went years ago, way before cell phones. littlemissmartypants Dec 2020 #43
Ah, well. Cool about the Forest, too. electric_blue68 Dec 2020 #44
I really did. ❤ nt littlemissmartypants Dec 2020 #48
I lived in Puerto Rico pfitz59 Dec 2020 #36
NSF divested the Green Bank radiotelescope, as well Yeehah Dec 2020 #37
Less radio interference and more to observe from the Southern Hemisphere. roamer65 Dec 2020 #51
Here is NSF video of the moment of collapse (includes drone footage) BumRushDaShow Dec 2020 #56
That drone footage is amazing. Thanks. NT mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2020 #58
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