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Collapse Of Arecibo Telescope Crushing Blow To Space Science, Puerto Ricans

When the world-renowned Arecibo telescope collapsed in December, it was a major setback to astronomers around the world and to the island of Puerto Rico, where it inspired generations of young scientists.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks to Daniel Alarcón, New Yorker writer and executive producer of NPR’s “Radio Ambulante,” about what the Arecibo observatory meant to science and to Puerto Ricans.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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