By Luke Andrews For Mailonline
Published: 13:05 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 13:18 BST, 1 July 2019
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
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
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