On Photographing Area 51

Doubtless this will be of no interest to anyone but myself, but I found this article interesting.

In 1974 astronauts aboard the Skylab space station, in taking photographs of Earth from orbit, photographed something they should not have photographed — the Air Force base at Groom Lake, Nevada, better known to conspiracy nuts as Area 51. This article at the Space Review, describes the fallout from the illicit photograph and the delicate balance between the need for national security and the need for openness in scientific endeavors.

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