Mysteriously shuttered New Mexico solar observatory set to reopen, although some questions remain

  1. Mysteriously shuttered New Mexico solar observatory set to reopen, although some questions remain  Washington Post
  2. New Mexico observatory closed for ‘security issue’ to reopen  Fox News
  3. Aliens sadly not to blame for closure of New Mexico solar observatory  CNET
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Solar observatory closed due to "ongoing security concern," officials say

  1. Solar observatory closed due to “ongoing security concern,” officials say  CBS News
  2. Mystery surrounds solar observatory evacuated near Roswell, New Mexico  ABC News
  3. ‘Telescope Did Not See Aliens,’ Director of Mysteriously Shut Down Observatory Claims  Gizmodo
  4. A solar observatory in New Mexico is evacuated for a week and the FBI is investigating. No one will say why.  Washington Post
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A solar observatory in New Mexico is evacuated for a week and the FBI is investigating. No one will say why.

  1. A solar observatory in New Mexico is evacuated for a week and the FBI is investigating. No one will say why.  Washington Post
  2. Authorities are staying quiet about that mysterious solar observatory evacuation in New Mexico  USA TODAY
  3. Unexplained ‘Security Issue’ Keeps National Solar Observatory Facility Shuttered  Space.com
  4. Sunspot Observatory closed due to security issue  Alamogordo Daily News
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Large wind and solar farms in the Sahara would increase heat, rain, vegetation

Wind and solar farms are known to have local effects on heat, humidity and other factors that may be beneficial — or detrimental — to the regions in which they are situated. A new climate-modeling study finds that a massive wind and solar installation in the Sahara Desert and neighboring Sahel would increase local temperature, precipitation and vegetation. Overall, the researchers report, the effects would likely benefit the region.
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Parker Solar Probe launches on historic journey to touch the sun

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life on Earth possible.
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Parker Solar Probe: Spacecraft that will ‘touch the sun’ is successfully launched

Parker Solar Probe: Spacecraft that will ‘touch the sun’ is successfully launchedNasa’s much-anticipated Parker Solar Probe – a spacecraft which it is said will “touch” the sun – has been launched from Cape Canaveral. Within two minutes of take-off, Nasa’s ground control were able to confirm its trajectory and flight “looked good”. Over the next seven years, Parker will fly directly through the sun’s roasting hot outer atmosphere in a bid to unlock some of the solar system’s greatest secrets.


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