fireA multimillion-dollar observatory that was in hot water earlier this week due to the proximity of the Station Fire is now in the clear.

Mt. Wilson observatory in Southern California has been the site of many an astronomical discovery. So researchers were understandably rattled when the massive fire got a little too close for comfort.

It’s possible that the smoke and temperatures from the fire may still have damaged some of the equipment and the observatory and may require some repair. However, we’re sure the researchers will be much happier to return to a lightly-smoked rather than well-done workplace.

Image Source: john curley under Creative Commons
Forest Fire Threatens UC Berkeley Research Operation [Daily Cal]
Mt. Wilson Observatory avoids major damage [LA Times]



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