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Mauna Kea observatory. View of United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT, left) at the Mauna Kea observatory, Hawaii, at sunset. Located near the summit (4205 metres) of Mauna Kea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, this collection of telescopes is one of the world's leading astronomical research facilities. Hawaii's mid-Pacific location and the high elevation provide excellent viewing conditions.
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