Thursday, 13 February 2014

Antenna Malfunction! (well, not quite)

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, famous for its appaerance on the 1995 James Bond film GOLDENEYE, has suffered a serious damage last month due to an earthquake, almost snapping one of the cables holding the structure, Gizmodo reports.

Operated by the Cornell University, the world's biggest radio transmitter was built in 1962 and used in the film and video game versions (aka the "Cradle" mission) of GOLDENEYE, doubling as Janus' Base in Cuba. The plataform is still working but with a reduced range of motion until it's fully repaired, so... that means objective A is failed, after all.

Thanks to Kimberly Last for the alert.

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