Hawaii’s Supreme Court OKs Construction Of Giant Telescope Despite Native Objections

Joanna Pokipala and her son Kala Pokipala embrace while gathered with telescope protesters outside the Hawaii Supreme Court building in Honolulu in June.

The massive telescope with a nearly 100-foot mirror is set to be built atop 13,800-foot Mauna Kea, considered sacred land by some of the project's opponents.

(Image credit: Jennifer Sinco Kelleher/AP)

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Hawaii’s Supreme Court OKs Construction Of Giant Telescope Despite Native Objections

Telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii

The massive telescope with a nearly 100-foot mirror is set to be built atop 13,800-foot Mauna Kea, considered sacred land by some of the project's opponents.

(Image credit: Caleb Jones/AP)

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