Fire threatens Mt. Wilson observatory

A brush fire authorities called “suspicious” is burning near California’s Mount Wilson observatory, and a charred body believed to be that of a teenager who’d threatened self-harm was found in the area. Read story here. The observatory, which houses multiple telescopes, including what was the world’s largest optical telescope from 1917 to 1949, is where astronomers proved there are many galaxies besides our own. It has been threatened by fire before; read that history here. For more information about the observatory, see Wikipedia article here.

Photo below: Aerial view of fires near Mount Wilson Observatory, September 15, 2020

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