Utah Could be Home to Sun-Spotting Telescope

Utah Could be Home to Sun-Spotting Telescope

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(Undated-AP) -- A spot in southern Utah could become the home for a new high-tech telescope that will be used to inspect the sun.

The spot at Panguitch Lake in Garfield County is one six possible locations for the new observatory.

Other potential sites are in New Mexico, California, Hawaii, Baja Mexico and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic.

Planners studies more than 80 sites before narrowing the list to six. They say they want clear skies and low humidity for the sun-seeking telescope. Garfield County has plenty of that.

No word on exactly when the decision will be made and the telescope will be built.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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