The Arecibo Collapse: A Devastating Setback for Global Astronomy
On December 1st, the Arecibo radio telescope observatory in Puerto Rico collapsed. It was the largest instrument of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, and scientists used it to make discoveries across the universe for 57 years.
University of Arizona researcher Mike Nolan worked at Arecibo. He remembers the telescope's importance to the scientific community and reflects on its legacy.