The reason behind the New Mexico observatory mystery? Child porn

A janitor at the New Mexico solar observatory that was mysteriously shuttered earlier this month had been downloading and distributing child pornography, according to a federal search warrant, sparking scientists to suddenly close and evacuate the facility after they began to fear for their safety.

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Without warning or explanation, the National Solar Observatory (NSO) evacuated its employees and closed the remote Sunspot facility for nearly two weeks earlier this month, igniting intense interest worldwide and fueling thousands of discussions as to what could be happening in New Mexico. People had posited a vast and predominantly ludicrous array of reasons for the closure, ranging from anthrax to apocalyptic solar flares, foreign government espionage, and, of course, aliens.

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