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Australia Space Science

Bushfire Threatens Major Telescope 79

Posted by samzenpus
from the burning-dow-the-house dept.
Thorfinn.au writes "Authorities are warning lives and property are under immediate threat as a large bushfire burns out of control near communities in northern New South Wales. The Rural Fire Service has issued an emergency warning for the large, fast moving blaze near Coonabarabran, which has already destroyed two properties. Siding Springs, the principal optical observatory is under threat. The MtStromlo observatory was destroyed in a bush fire in 2003."
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  • Re:Where (Score:2, Insightful)

    by LoztInSpace (593234) on Sunday January 13, 2013 @07:17PM (#42577569)
    Also, whenever states in USA are mentioned, I feel they (article writers with an eye to an international audience -i.e. everything on the web) should spell the frickin' state out in full as you did. Using these bullshit colloquialisms makes it rough going to work out what's going on sometimes. Especially bad is organisations that should know better, such as National Geographic.
    I guess we should count ourselves grateful we got New South Wales not NSW.

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