I'm not buying that. A remarkable discovery, sure enough, but more significant than the discovery of the neutron? I think not. Even if we limit ourselves to astronomy, it isn't more significant than the mapping of the variations in the cosmic microwave background, which led to the proof that 95% of the substance of the universe is (still undetected) dark matter and dark energy, plus proof that the universe is accelerating.
I am happy to report that, according to the New York Times, some 2nd Amendment patriots participated in the experiment:
Hunters once shot up the outside of one of the antenna arms in LouisianaProbably it looked like a deer.