Part of the New Mexico space observatory has reopened, following its sudden FBI closure due to an undisclosed security issue. The secretive shutdown caused some to wonder if the US has discovered aliens… or something far worse.
The visitor’s centre of the Sunspot Solar Observatory, which is located near the Sacramento Mountains, apparently no longer faces a security threat and has reopened. Staff at the observatory confirmed to RT that the grounds and visitor’s centre are open to the public, however they are still awaiting permission from authorities to reopen the observatory.
The solar observatory – equipped with a one-of-a-kind telescope that produces some of the sharpest images of the sun – found itself making global headlines after its abrupt closure by the FBI on September 6.