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Wildfire reaches some of famed Kitt Peak’s telescopes

A large wildfire in Arizona is seriously threatening a key site for astronomy.

Kitt Peak National Observatory, in the southern part of the state, includes more than two dozen telescopes and has hosted astronomers for more than six decades. But now the site is facing the Contreras Fire, which began on June 11 and has been steadily growing due to high winds and lots of dry vegetation. 

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