Rogue Transmission: ''Arecibo Observatory will have to be demolished''

440 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
I always had fun destroying the radio telescope on Rogue Transmission in Battlefield 4 but seeing this news made me sad. Arecibo Observatory is not the same radio telescope that's on Rogue Transmission but I'm pretty sure that the devs were inspired by it when they created that map.

''The recent failure of two support cables at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico has destabilized the structure such that it cannot be repaired without placing construction workers at significant risk, according to officials with the National Science Foundation. As feared, the beloved 1,000-foot telescope will have to be decommissioned.
As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse, we received news this morning that the giant dish at Arecibo will have to be demolished.''

I'll always remember the first time that I saw this incredible structure in 007 Goldeneye. As a kid I thought that it was so cool and I was amazed by the size of it and then I learned its purpose... Search for Extra-Terrestrial Inteligence (SETI). It blew my mind that humans were capable of building something like that to explore the universe and maybe one day confirm that we are indeed not alone in the emptiness of space.

Arecibo Obversatory will soon be gone but because of two of my favorite video games, Goldeneye 64 and Battlefield 4, I'll never forget it and it will always have a special place in my heart.


  • tempo_rarity
    1401 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    (not a wild idea)
    People buy History .
    Sell the pieces , like the way they sell old seats out of historic arenas being demolished .
    There's money to be made .

    (a wild idea) 
    Removing the river that once gathered in a narrow valley , which then caused and passed through a narrow gorge , leaves you with an empty narrow gorge .
    57 years of pulling vastness into a tiny focal point may have left a similar narrow gorge , which will only seem empty because we don't know this kind of 'water' .
    What I'm saying is . .  ducks will arrive at a breeding pond replaced by a housing subdivision for years afterwards .
    Arecibo may be imprinted memory , for-r . . who knows who .
    Rebuild .
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