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Arecibo Observatory main suspension cable repaired following earthquake

March 12, 2014

workers making repairs at Arecibo Observatory On Jan. 13, 2014, the William E. Gordon radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, sustained damage following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that was centered 37 miles northwest of Arecibo. Today, the observatory announces that repairs have been made and ongoing science is back to full capacity.  Full Story

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