Internal Government Report Shows Why Arecibo Couldn’t Be Saved
Officials warned of a “catastrophic failure” just days before the iconic observatory collapsed in December 2020.
Arecibo’s Legacy Lives On, a Year After Its Collapse
Space scientists Abel Méndez, Génesis Ferrer, and Arianna Colón Cesaní spoke with Motherboard about the incalculable impact of Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory.
The Cosmologist Working to Preserve the Night Sky for the Future
Dr. Aparna Venkatesan studies the distant reaches of space and time, while advocating for a night sky undamaged by orbital clutter.
Watch the Devastating Moment of the Arecibo Telescope's Collapse
Newly released videos capture the horrifying moment when an enormous suspended platform plunged through the observatory’s dish.
Arecibo Observatory, an Icon of Science and Pop Culture, Has Collapsed
After 57 years of service to the astronomical community, the Arecibo Observatory collapsed on Tuesday, sparking widespread grief.
Fast Radio Bursts Are a Sci-Fi Dream with An Astrophysical Source
New research suggests the origins of one of astrophysics' greatest mysteries.
Ham Radio Hobbyists Are Connecting the Caribbean After Hurricane Maria
The storm silenced much of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. But a volunteer network of hams are helping people reach their loved ones.
If We Want to Find Aliens, We Need to Save the Arecibo Telescope
Arecibo Observatory, the world's largest radio telescope and an alien hunter's best bet at finding extraterrestrial life, could lose its funding and shut down.