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New Mexico observatory closed by FBI no explanation (Merged)
(09-10-2018, 12:33 PM)atabrigade Wrote:
(09-10-2018, 12:20 PM)Coolhandluke74 Wrote: It's coming...
whats coming..

Carrington type event.
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Here's another link about flares:

This one kinds smells^
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They obviously don't want some finding there to get out.
Nothing else makes sense.

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Even weak solar cycles can produce super solar storms -

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(09-10-2018, 12:11 PM)SassyFringette Wrote: In one of the links it said there were buildings like dormitories that had been evacuated and no one knows where those people went?

Workers being .........questioned....... Troll2
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(09-10-2018, 12:33 PM)atabrigade Wrote:
(09-10-2018, 12:20 PM)Coolhandluke74 Wrote: It's coming...
whats coming..

I don't know, but I'm getting the hell out of here!!!

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(09-10-2018, 11:42 AM)SassyFringette Wrote: Yes that seems very strange to me!

My olfactory senses detect the delicate scent of Doom on the horizon. Hiding
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The effects on the power grid of a super solar storm can be lessened by running the grid during the storm at full capacity, however, they would need to be warned well in advance in order to do so.
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(09-10-2018, 12:34 PM)WNC Wrote:
(09-10-2018, 12:33 PM)Guest Wrote: Standard operating procedure. No big deal. Jeesh.

Curious what is SOP about this? Great find OP.

Yes. I agreed SOP. To early to tell.
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Someone else found this:

The Richard B. Dunn Solar Telescope, abbreviated as the DST, is a unique vertical-axis solar telescope, located on the western edge of Sunspot overlooking the Tularosa Basin. The optical path starts at a heliostat on top of a 136-foot-tall (41 m) concrete tower and continues 193 feet (58.8 m) more underground to the primary mirror, which is 64 inches (1.6m) in diameter. It then returns to one of six quartz optical windows in the floor of an optical laboratory at ground level, where the scientific instruments are located. The entire optical path is kept at a vacuum to eliminate distortion due to convection in the telescope that would otherwise be caused by the great heat produced by focusing the light of the sun. The telescope tube, optical laboratory, and instruments are connected as a single freely-rotating platform, weighing 350 tons and floating on over 120 gallons of liquid mercury. Originally named the Vacuum Tower Telescope at Sacramento Peak, it was renamed in 1998 in honor of the retiring solar astronomer Richard B. Dunn who was the driving force behind its construction.

Maybe a leak or breach or something? That would certainly make some evacs necessary...
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