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RENDERING BY TMT OBSERVATION CORP. Construction on the world’s largest optical telescope, costing $1.4 billion, has been delayed on Mauna Kea.
COURTESY HEATHER MARSHALL Construction of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope on Maui is being contested by the Native Hawaiian group Kilakila o Haleakala; the case has reached the Hawaii Supreme Court. Workers placed the last segment of the telescope’s enclosure base ring April 30.
RENDERING BY NATIONAL SOLAR OBSERVATORY The world’s largest solar telescope, costing
$300 million, is halfway built on Haleakala.