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Loss of telescope would harm state’s investments in science, business, supporters say

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    Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson made a surprise visit to Mauna Kea on Wednesday to show his support for Thirty Meter Telescope opponents.

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    Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, middle, walks with TMT opposition leader Kaho’okahi Kanuha, third from left, while being accompanied by the Royal Order of Kamehameha I on Mauna Kea Access Road during the tenth day of protests against the TMT telescope on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the base of Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island.

As the future of the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii looks increasingly tenuous, scientists and supporters of the project are starting to grapple with what the loss could mean for the state financially and scientifically. Read more

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