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Well, apparently, the collapse was caught on film by the USA's National Science Foundation:



Also, if you want to see an explanation of exactly how and why this happened, then Scott Manley has provided one - complete with an MS Paint reconstruction:



It has to be said, the footage of the collapse is sad, but spectacular.
Time to build an even bigger and better telescope, a MKII.
(12-04-2020, 01:13 AM)Spook of the lost Wrote: [ -> ]Time to build an even bigger and better telescope, a MKII.

Bring it on :D .

Arecibo lost its title as the world's largest single-dish radio telescope some years ago - and that title is now held by the RATAN-600 in Russia. Maybe try to beat that :P ?
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