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Fire shuts down Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona

A fast-burning wildfire shut down all operations at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, home to one of the largest collections of astronomical instruments in the United States.

The National Science Foundation, which runs the observatory, made the announcement Thursday (June 16) as the Contreras Fire approached observatory buildings, as visible in images NSF released in its blog post (opens in new tab).

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