We learned a lot about distant space. Red-shifted light from the early days of the universe was clearly visible to this radio telescope. This will be a tremendous loss to science. Goodbye, ET.
Fifty-seven years of data collection is a significant store. Pray we never lose that data. As computers have advanced new information has been gleaned. This is the sort of thing quantum computers were meant to data-crunch. There are still new celestial objects to be found in the data. Hope I’m still alive when they emerge.
That’s a shame they can’t figure out how to fix the cables and keep it working.