It is planned that the telescope of the Arecibo Observatory, which collapsed on its own as expected last month, will be renewed. According to reports from the region, the governor of Puerto Rico has allocated $ 8 million for the new telescope.
The Arecibo Observatory, built a few weeks ago in 1963 and used by thousands of scientists since then, was painfully collapsed. The unexpected collapse of the telescope at the observatory was predicted a few days in advance. The observatory was evacuated and its collapse was beginning to be expected.
Scientists will not give up their observatories in Puerto Rico, even though the 57-year-old veteran telescope at the Arecibo Observatory collapsed. According to reports from the region, Puerto Rico governor Wanda Vazquez Garcez signed the decree allocating the funds needed for the construction of a new radio telescope.
Arecibo Observatory will rise again:
In the news published, it was shared that governor Wanda Vazquez Garcez allocated $ 8 million for the rebuilding of the single-bowl radio telescope. However, in the decree signed, it is stated that the wreckage that emerged after the collapse on December 1 will be removed; The area where the telescope is located will also be determined as the “historical area”.
The collapse, which brought a break to the 57-year history of the Arecibo Observatory, was predicted by the observation that the cables connected to the telescope could fall victim to a mistake at any time. Engineers and scientists left the observatory on time, preventing a possible loss of life or injury.
Arecibo Observatory has appeared in many productions, including Contact and GoldenEye productions. The telescope, which even had its own fan base, helped us send a picture message to space in 1974. The telescope was the holder of the title of the world’s largest single-bowl telescope until July 2016. But the 500-meter span Global Radio Telescope, which was built in China, received this title from itself.