At the beginning of December last year, the Arecibo radio telescope in the U.S. autonomous region of Puerto Rico completely collapsed, and all three steel cables supporting the feed platform were broken.
Although some engineering experts believe that the repair of Arecibo is impossible,However, Puerto Rico recently decided to allocate 8 million US dollars (about 52.2 million yuan) for its reconstruction.
Analysis said that the money to completely restore Arecibo is just a drop in the bucket, but did not rule out the possibility of transforming it into a tour, astronomy education base.
Earlier, the National Natural Science Foundation (NSF), the owner of the telescope, said the maintenance work was too dangerous and decided to dismantle the observatory.
During his service, Arecibo made a lot of contributions to astronomical research, and even was used to try to discover and communicate with aliens. So far, the research on his archived data continues, and the ground radar facilities have not been scrapped. In addition, the classic James Bond movie "golden eye" in 1995 was shot in Arecibo.
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