Board Denies Challenges to Giant Telescope

July 29, 2014 1:58 PM

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The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources has denied requests to contest the approval of a sublease for the Thirty Meter Telescope, allowing construction to move forward for what will be one of the largest telescopes in the world.

The University of Hawaii leases land from the state where the $1.3 billion telescope would be built on the summit of the Big Island's Mauna Kea. The board last month approved the sublease between the university and TMT International Observatory LLC but deferred its going into effect pending conteste...

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