Arecibo Telescope to be Shutdown?

I have visited the Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico twice in the last six years.  This is the world’s largest radio telescope, which was featured in the movies “Contact” and “James Bond”…  According to a recent study, Engineers will travel to Arecibo in coming weeks to study whether to shut down the telescope.  The facility faces steep budget cuts, observatory officials said… It may actually be eliminated entirely at the end of the decade.

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