Losing Arecibo Observatory would create a hole that can’t be filled, scientists say

Editor’s note: The National Science Foundation will decommission Arecibo’s radio telescope, the agency announced on Nov. 19. Read the full story here. Arecibo Observatory is facing a mid-life crisis — or something much worse. In one possible future, the facility’s managers work quickly enough to stabilize a massive structure hanging by not-quite-enough-threads and give the […]