Urban explorers discover eerie abandoned Soviet telescope hidden in the ...

Urban explorers discover eerie abandoned Soviet telescope hidden in the Armenian mountains that's not been used for 30 years Herouni Mirror telescope and control buildings searched by urban explorers Eerie footage shows the dust covered lunar mirrors and deserted control room It lies forgotten 1,700 metres above sea-level at Mount Aragat, Armenia 

By Luke Andrews For Mailonline

Published: 13:05 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 13:18 BST, 1 July 2019

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Urban explorers have found an abandoned Soviet telescope perched high up in the Armenian mountains.

Eerie footage from the Herouni Mirror Radio telescope and its control buildings, built in 1985, shows dust covered mirrors, piles of cracked tubes in what appears to be an observation room and the dormant telescope.

It stands deserted and covered in snow 1,700 meters above sea level on the side of Mount Aragat.

A team of urban explorers has discovered an abandoned Soviet telescope hidden away in the Armenian mountains

A team of urban explorers has discovered an abandoned Soviet telescope hidden away in the Armenian mountains

The Herouni Mirror Radio telescope, which was constructed in 1985, still stands. This image shows the inside of what appears to be a control room, filled with cracked tubes with what appear to be folded sheets of black paper stuck to the walls

The Herouni Mirror Radio telescope, which was constructed in 1985, still stands. This image shows the inside of what appears to be a control room, filled with cracked tubes with what appear to be folded sheets of black paper stuck to the walls

An abandoned stairway in the telescope's control room. It stands deserted 1,700 metres above sea-level on Mount Aragat

An abandoned stairway in the telescope's control room. It stands deserted 1,700 metres above sea-level on Mount Aragat

Haunting footage from within the building begins with explorer Bob Thissen, 33, and at least two others crunching through snow next to a partially collapsed telescope wall.

He then enters the building and goes up stairs covered with dust to and

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