December 1, 2020:
huge radio telescope in Puerto Rico that has long played
a key role in astronomical discoveries collapsed on
Tuesday, officials said.
Arecibo Observatory, made famous as the backdrop for a
pivotal scene in the James Bond film "GoldenEye" and
other Hollywood hits, had been shuttered since August
after an auxiliary cable snapped and caused a 100-foot
gash on the reflector dish.
the main cable broke in early November, leading the
National Science Foundation to declare that it planned
to close the radio telescope because the damage was too
In this Space News, Dr. Michael Clarage reminisces about
his research at the Arecibo Observatory where he spent
the summers of 1985-86 studying binary pulsars as an
Clarage has lectured on discoveries in the areas of
fractional calculus, fractals, and chaotic systems.
2014, he joined The SAFIRE Project team and has spoken
at several Electric Universe conferences on that topic.