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Who Has Sovereignty Over the Sky?

Nov 06, 2019 - The New York Times

A telescope has become the focus of a conflict between scientists and Native Hawaiians.

A telescope has become the focus of a conflict between scientists and Native Hawaiians.

On the Big Island of Hawaii, Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano, rises nearly 14,000 feet above sea level. There are currently13 telescopes on its slopes, on land   managed by the University of Hawaii. Mauna Kea is ideal for astronomy: It is dry, has little turbulent air and a large fraction of clear viewin...