Native Hawaiians halt construction of giant telescope

New Scientist: Sarah Ballard studies exoplanets for a living, so like many other astronomers around the world she's eager to see the Thirty Meter Telescope (the TMT for short) go into operation in the early 2020s. With a light-collecting mirror nine times larger than the ones on the twin Keck Telescopes, currently the world's most powerful, the TMT will revolutionise the search for Earth-like worlds around other stars, and be able to peer to the very edges of the visible universe. But Ballard, an astronomer......

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