The Battle Over a Telescope on Hawaii's Sacred Mountain Is Just Beginning
Native Hawaiians are protesting the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea. Where do we go from here?
Astronomers Find the Most Distant Known Object in the Solar System
Nicknamed “Farout,” the world is 120 times farther from the Sun than Earth.
Thirty Meter Telescope Permitted on Sacred Volcano, Rules Hawaii Supreme Court
After years of litigation, the Court issued a 4-1 ruling reinstating a permit to build the massive observatory on Mauna Kea’s summit.
Search for Planet Nine Turns Up Dwarf Planet at the Edge of Our Solar System
The world called 'Goblin' orbits about two times farther from the Sun than Pluto—and that's at its nearest point.
The Most Unknown
What Baby Stars and Meteorites Can Tell Us About Our Solar System’s Past
Rachel Smith studies the birth of stars to better understand the origins of life on Earth, and perhaps elsewhere in the universe.
Thirty Meter Telescope
Astronomers Are Coming to Grips With Moving This Telescope From Hawaii to Spain
Hawaiians have protested building the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, a sacred site.
Inside the Fight Against a Massive Telescope Atop a Sacred Hawaiian Mountain
Indigenous groups argue that Mauna Kea is already overdeveloped.
Hawaii Supreme Court Invalidates Permit for Telescope Construction on Mauna Kea
The dispute between scientists and preservationist islanders is hardly over.
Gods and Telescopes Clash on a Sacred Mountain in Hawaii
Finding the middle ground between cultural sensitivity and scientific progress on the slopes of a sacred volcano.
The Controversial Thirty Meter Telescope Will Resume Construction
After months of protests over building on a sacred Hawaiian mountain, a deal has been struck.
Mauna Kea in the Round
An inside peek at the tools astronomers get to play with everyday on the top of a volcano in Hawaii.