RIP Arecibo

If you were a goofy kid growing up in the 70s and 80s theres a good chance this place spawned countless dreams of the human race making alien contact.

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At the time it was futuristic and high-tech, a modern wonder in the search for E.T., tucked deep in a dense forest in Puerto Rico.

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Here's to the Arecibo for what it achieved, what it inspired, and may we never stop seeking contact.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/19/21575025/arecibo-observatory-puerto-rico-decommission-structural-collapse-cable-break

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Ѭ ɞŦЯʚOluv Ѫѫ /

Goldeneye?

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We had a VHS tape titled: The Real ET

Yeah, I was that kinda goofy.

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its ok, i had the entire Time Life books 'Mysteries Of The Unknown' series

i LOVED that stuff

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yep!

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Damn, that's sad to see it gone. I was lucky enough to visit it when I was a little kid, it was awesome. So much bigger than pictures can convey.

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I think it also turned out you could do it much more easily and efficiently with a widely distributed array of smaller dishes and coupling the info.

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