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TMT board eyes other sites

  • TMT OBSERVATORY CORPORATION VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

    This artist’s rendering shows the proposed Thirty Meter Observatory that was planned for Mauna Kea. Cerro Armazones, a mountain in Chile’s Atacama Desert, was announced as the TMT’s runner-up location in 2009.

Facing uncertainties about the Thirty Meter Telescope’s future atop Hawaii’s tallest mountain, its board has decided to search for an alternative site in case it can’t build here in the next couple of years. Read more

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