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Damage to the USS John S. McCain is visible as the guided-missile destroyer steers toward Changi naval base in Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC in August. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/AP hide caption

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Until it was surpassed recently by a similar instrument in China, the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, completed in 1963, was the world's single largest. Seth Shostak/AP hide caption

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Puerto Rico's Arecibo Radio Telescope Suffers Hurricane Damage

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Electricity poles and power lines toppled by Hurricane Maria are seen in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday. The storm left the island without electricity service, officials say. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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'We've Never Gone Through This': Hurricane Maria Knocks Out Puerto Rico's Electricity

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Matthew Rockloff and Nancy Greer give their acceptance speech after winning the Ig Nobel Economics Prize during ceremonies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday. The pair won for their experiments to see how contact with a live crocodile affects a person's willingness to gamble. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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Earl Maize (left), Cassini program manager at JPL, and Julie Webster, spacecraft operations team manager for the Cassini mission at Saturn, embrace after the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn on Friday at precisely 7:55 a.m. ET. NASA/Joel Kowsky/(NASA/Joel Kowsky) hide caption

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