Mount Wilson Fire Threatens Observatory

The so-called Wilson fire has burned 30 acres and threatens the history Mount Wilson Observatory.
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Mount Wilson telescope

The 100-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory.

The Mount Wilson Observatory was founded in 1904 and contains two giant telescopes—and a fire crept to within 400 feet of the visitor's center parking lot (and a mile from the observatory) on Tuesday. The fire is about 25 percent contained.

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