Construction of huge telescope in Hawaii to resume after protests, court battles

By NBC News The Thirty Meter Telescope is being built atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s tallest mountain Illustration showing the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea on Hawaii’s Big Island.Thirty Meter Telescope / via AP file HONOLULU — Construction on a giant telescope will start again next week after lengthy court battles and passionate protests from those who say building it on Hawaii’s tallest mountain will desecrate land sacred to some Native Hawaiians. State officials announced Wednesday that the road to the top of Mauna Kea mountain on the Big Island will be closed starting Monday as equipment is delivered. Scientists revere the… …read more

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