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Pierce Brosnan's 007 scales the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico while fighting villain Alec Trevelyn, played by Sean Bean, in one of the film's closing scenes. Alec, 006, falls to his death in the iconic scene.
The 57-year-old radio telescope was one of the largest in the world but had closed down this month after sustaining damage.
The 900-ton receiver platform and the Gregorian dome is a structure as tall as a four-story building that houses secondary reflectors.
It was used to study planets, monitor asteroids and search for signs of alien life.
The observatory played a crucial role in detecting the near-Earth asteroid Bennu in 1999.
one of the main cables holding the receiver broke in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, on December 1
One of three concrete support towers for the Arecibo Observatory radio telescope, November 19
It fell onto the northern portion of the vast reflector dish more than 400 feet below.
The first signs of damage came in August when a cable snapped, causing a 100-foot gash on the 1,000-foot-wide dish and damage to the receiver platform that hung above it.
In November, another main cable broke and more wires started snapping last weekend.
It collapsed at 8am local time on Tuesday morning.
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One of the main cables holding the receiver broke
Jonathan Friedman worked for 26 years as a senior research associate at the observatory and still lives near it.
He told Associated Press: "It sounded like a rumble. I knew exactly what it was.
"I was screaming.
“Personally, I was out of control.... I don’t have words to express it.
“It’s a very deep, terrible feeling."
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Scientists from around the world had been petitioning for funding to keep the observatory open after the US National Science Foundation announced its planned closure.
Built in the 1960s, it survived hurricanes and earthquakes.
The observatory attracted 90,000 visitors a year.
Nobody was injured in the collapse.
In late 2018, almost 20 years after its discovery, NASA landed on the ancient asteroid Bennu.
The OSIRIS-REx mission was deployed with the aim of bringing at least 2.1 ounces (60 grams) and possibly up to almost four and a half pounds (two kilograms) of sample back to earth.
It is the largest amount of extraterrestrial material brought back from space since the Apollo era.