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Astronomy

Mauna Kea chosen as Thirty Meter Telescope site

Mauna Kea was chosen on July 21 as the site for what will become the world's largest telescope - a mega-feat of engineering that will cost $1.2 billion, create as many as 440 construction and other jobs and seal the Big Island summit's standing as the premier spot on the planet to study the mysteries of space.

But opposition to the project from environmental and Native Hawaiian groups could still prove a formidable hurdle for making the telescope a reality.

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