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Large Binocular Telescope threatened by wildfires

Started by vhall, 07/06/2004 12:34AM
Posted 07/06/2004 12:34AM Opening Post
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Posted 07/06/2004 03:56AM #1
Victor,

I live near Phoenix and every morning I wake wondering how those fires are doing and if our firefighters will be able to keep them from the scopes. We nearly had the same problem last summer too. This lack of rain is a major problem. Those fires were lightning caused and the big worry is that we are entering our "monsoon" season. The air is so dry we could get little rain and a lot of lightning. Not a good combination!! We need everyone to keep their fingers crossed!!

Paul

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