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The world’s second largest radio telescope has been seriously damaged and forced to shut down

According to foreign media reports, the world’s second largest radio telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is in trouble. Central University of Florida reported that, affected by the hurricane, the auxiliary cable supporting the telescope’s metal frame broke and fell, leaving a large hole in its tail end. Although the extent of the damage is not clear, officials say six to eight panels have cracked and the platform itself has been bent. The foreign media pointed out that this is not the first time that the radio telescope has been damaged, and it has been repaired many times in the past. It is not clear how long the observatory will be out of service and how much maintenance costs will be spent. “We have a team of experts to assess the situation,” Francisco Cordova, head of the observatory, said in a statement. The future focus will be on ensuring the safety of employees, protecting facilities and equipment, and getting the facility back to normal operation as soon as possible so that it can continue to help scientists around the world. ” According to Scientific American, as one of the most famous observatories in the world, the Arecibo radio telescope is particularly good at finding gravitational waves and pulsars, and has in-depth research on the process of dangerous asteroids flying over the earth. How much fart is normal? How much harm does suffocating fart do to human body? How dare you hold your breath after watching it

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