Top of Mauna Kea in Hawaii with several telescopes

Top of Mauna Kea in Hawaii with several telescopes

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Caption: Telescope domes at the 4200m summit of the Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii, one of the world's best sites for astronomical observations. On the ridge at left (left to right) are the 3.6m Canada- France-Hawaii telescope, the 2.2m University of Arizona telescope & the 3.8m United Kingdom Infrared Telescope. On the near ridge (left to right) are NASA's 3m Infrared Telescope Facility, the 10m Caltech Sub-millimetre Observatory, the 10m Keck telescope under construction, & the 15m James Clerk Maxwell Telescope.

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Keywords: astronomy, astrophysics, hawai'i, hawaii, mauna kea, observatories, optical telescope, usa

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