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Plan To Build 18-Story Observatory On Sacred Hawaiian Mountain Draws Worldwide Ire

“When you think of Hawaii what do you think of? You think of beautiful oceans, palm trees — you don’t want to look at a building,” said Miki Lani.

06/13/2015

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Climb The Tallest Mountain In The World In 30 Mins

Mount Everest gets all the credit, but Hawaii’s Mauna Kea (an idle volcano that’s been around for, you know, a million years) is technically the world’s tallest mountain. Technically. While it stands 13,800ft above sea level, more than two thirds of the hill is actually submerged underwater, which brings the total height to 33,136ft.

03/28/2014

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NASA Launches X-Ray Telescope Over Pacific Ocean

NASA has a new X-ray eye in the sky. The space agency’s latest X-ray telescope was boosted into orbit Wednesday to begin a two-year mission to search for black holes and other hard-to-see celestial objects.

06/13/2012

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NASA Releases Data From Its Sky-Mapping Telescope

The first batch of data from a NASA mission to map the entire sky has been released to scientists and anyone with access to the Internet.

04/15/2011