I hadn't seen Mr. Trebek in probably 30 years and so when I saw the news tonight I would have never even recognized him. It's always sad when nice folk die though and so I can only pray for his family.
Most would have heard by now that two cables holding the central receiver platform above the 300+ meter diameter dish of the telescope failed and each cable fell into the dish causing extensive damage.
There has been much discussion about repair or just let the poor thing expire.
Last Monday, yesterday, the cable support system failed in total and the entire 900 ton receiver assembly fell 150+ meters into the already damaged dish below.
The Arecibo Radio Observatory has finally passed on and is no more.
I liked that guy! Death is always an eventual reality. Yesterday I found out that my 97 year old Mom tested positive for COVID19. I cried and am crying, so bare with me if I seem like a bit of an asshole today. I'm mad! SO far she only has a mild fever, though. Our loved ones and the wider society of notoriety are all that we have.
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