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Telescope domes on the 4200m summit of the dormant Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii, one of the world's best sites for astronomical observations. On the far ridge are (left to right) 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 Keck telescope under construction, the 10m Caltech Sub-millimetre Observatory & the 15m James Clerk Maxwell Telescope.
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