Watch the moment Puerto Rico’s famous Arecibo Observatory collapses

Watch the moment Puerto Rico's famous Arecibo Observatory collapses 1

 

Watch the moment when Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory, one of the largest in the world, collapsed after a cable snapped.

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35 Comments on "Watch the moment Puerto Rico’s famous Arecibo Observatory collapses"

  1. For England, James

  2. Its okay just restart the round

  3. It fell onto Sean Bean, may he rest in peace as usual

  4. it looks like Battlefield 4

  5. MassacreStarts | December 3, 2020 at 4:33 PM | Reply

    I’m not sure how to feel about this.

    • lostsignalreception | December 3, 2020 at 6:03 PM | Reply

      It was coming down anyway. This just saved taxpayers a fortune…

    • Cotton the Easter Cottontail Rabbit | December 3, 2020 at 7:58 PM | Reply

      @lostsignalreception but now they have to clean that mess up. if they did it the proper way there would be no mess at this scale

    • lostsignalreception | December 3, 2020 at 8:59 PM | Reply

      @Cotton the Easter Cottontail Rabbit This is true, but now there’s no need for 3 years of environmental impact studies and 200 companies slowly and “safely” bringing it down bit by bit.

  6. Juan Makabayan | December 3, 2020 at 4:37 PM | Reply

    Oh no, we can’t call ET anymore.

  7. Too bad it couldn’t just get some international funding to keep it running, or is it just so outdated we don’t need it anymore?

    • Ms.Canadianace | December 3, 2020 at 5:04 PM | Reply

      It was heavily damaged over past 50 years or so. Then earth quakes and Hurricane past year or so has damaged it more. It was beyond fixing. It was scheduled be safely taking apart but then this happend

    • Funding I would go with being what did it in.

    • Ms.Canadianace | December 3, 2020 at 7:59 PM | Reply

      @Helawolf it was funding due to it’s age and the weathering it has had since the 60s

  8. Reminds me of the end of the Bond film Goldeneye.

  9. Did anyone else hear the golden eye theme as it was falling?

  10. Control console destroyed!
    Antenna inoperative!

    Objective A : Completed

  11. Dr. DirtyDog995 | December 3, 2020 at 4:52 PM | Reply

    They had already decided to demolish it in a “controlled way” since a engineering report last year showed a number of the cables where failing. Nature beat them to it.

  12. The cables started snapping 3 months ago. Its obsolete tech and not worth the money it would have cost to fix.

  13. I’m given’ her all she’s got, Captain!

  14. “Tell me your name” – “

  15. 2500 AD:
    Archeologists discovered artifacts of a highly advanced civilization in Puerto Rico.

  16. Can’t believe battlefield 4 predicted this happening. They had a map with the same structure in it. And you could make the whole thing collapse mid game. Crazy!

  17. One of Sean bean famous Death Scene Gone there goes one of my Vacation Dream list

  18. Crazy how you can see smoke (?) coming from where the cables used to be after they snap. That must have been quite the friction between steel cables.

  19. Juan Solorzano | December 3, 2020 at 9:52 PM | Reply

    When you take down the monolith there will be repercussions!

  20. cant imagine how scared wildlife mustve been when that took place

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