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NSF plans another collapse for Arecibo Observatory (op-ed)

The collapse of the world’s most powerful radio and radar telescope didn’t kill off science at the Arecibo Observatory, but the National Science Foundation (NSF) might. 

Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory began observations in 1963 and gathered crucial data for three different types of science — until December 2020, when it collapsed after two support cables failed. In October 2022, the NSF, which owns the site, announced its decision to replace the world-renowned scientific institution with a new education center and toss only pocket money in its direction. Even though NSF’s current proposed budget is up almost 20%, NSF does not plan to resurrect the telescope so Arecibo can resume its starring role, and its particular role in inspiring science and scientists in Puerto Rico.

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