Giant Radio Telescope Collapses - and Rises Again

03.08.2008 Tech #Abandoned

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A giant radio telescope at Green Bank, West Virginia, collapsed into a "twisted mess" without any visible cause, or previous warning.

There was no wind, no covert landing of malicious aliens - on that night of November 15th, in 1988. During its normal operation (while studying gravitational lenses and distant galaxies), the scientific colossus suddenly folded up in a tangled heap around the control building... amazingly, according to this info, no scientist inside of it was hurt.