Mauna Kea

Tech

Astronomers Find the Most Distant Known Object in the Solar System

Nicknamed “Farout,” the world is 120 times farther from the Sun than Earth.
Becky Ferreira
12.17.18
telescopes

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.
Becky Ferreira
10.31.18
Space

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.
Becky Ferreira
10.2.18
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.
Becky Ferreira
9.20.18
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.
Bryson Masse
6.1.17
Indigenous issues

Inside the Fight Against a Massive Telescope Atop a Sacred Hawaiian Mountain

Indigenous groups argue that Mauna Kea is already overdeveloped.
Julien Gignac
2.23.17
News

Hawaii Supreme Court Invalidates Permit for Telescope Construction on Mauna Kea

The dispute between scientists and preservationist islanders is hardly over.
Michael Byrne
12.3.15
history

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.
Becky Ferreira
11.30.15
politics

The Controversial Thirty Meter Telescope Will Resume Construction

After months of protests over building on a sacred Hawaiian mountain, a deal has been struck.
Becky Ferreira
5.27.15
Motherboard Blog

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.
Tatiana Baez
7.19.13