A cable that helps support a metal platform broke and caused a 30-metre gash on a reflector dish. Photo: APA cable that helps support a metal platform broke and caused a 30-metre gash on a reflector dish. Photo: AP
A cable that helps support a metal platform broke and caused a 30-metre gash on a reflector dish. Photo: AP

Broken cable smashes hole in giant ‘Contact’ radio telescope that searches for aliens

  • Scientists worldwide use the telescope at Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory to detect radio emissions emitted by objects such as stars and galaxies
  • It was featured in the Jodie Foster film ‘Contact’ and the James Bond movie ‘GoldenEye’

Topic |   Space
A cable that helps support a metal platform broke and caused a 30-metre gash on a reflector dish. Photo: APA cable that helps support a metal platform broke and caused a 30-metre gash on a reflector dish. Photo: AP
A cable that helps support a metal platform broke and caused a 30-metre gash on a reflector dish. Photo: AP
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