Episode from the podcastShort Wave

The Arecibo Telescope Is Damaged — And That's A Big Deal

Released Friday, 28th August 2020
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In early August a cable snapped at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, causing substantial damage to one of the largest single dish radio telescopes in the world. Planetary scientist Edgard Rivera-Valentín explains what's at stake until the damage is repaired and the unique role the telescope plays in both scientific research and popular culture.

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