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Scientists Are Sharing Memories of The Iconic Arecibo Telescope, And It’s Emotional – ScienceAlert

The mighty Arecibo telescope will be closed forever, the US National Science Foundation has decided.

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The mighty Arecibo telescope will be closed forever, the US National Science Foundation has decided.
But the radio telescope which brought us confirmation of the first exoplanet in 1992 will undoubtedly live on in the hearts and minds of scientists, many of who took to social media to mourn the end of an era and to celebrate how Arecibo had changed their lives and inspired their careers.
The iconic radio telescope was the world’s largest for decades, and it’s weathered a few hurricanes as well as…

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