The World's Largest Telescope

1855 Words Dec 10th, 2015 8 Pages
Maunakea mountain stands at 13,796 feet above sea level, and approximately 33,000 feet above the ocean floor and it has a rich ecosystem that varies and the highest mountain in the Islands of Hawaii. Since 1963, telescopes were built on this sacred mountain where astronomers scientists from various parts of the world partnered to take advantage of this opportunity. Today’s problem of this Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) that was planned in the year of 2012 with the intentions of having the world’s largest telescope to be built on Maunakea has caused physical, political, religion, and land issues that concerned the Hawaiian people why this telescope shouldn’t be built on this sacred mountain. A pragmatic model of this Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will stand in height approximately at 164 feet high (50 meters tall) and 180 feet in (80 meters’) because of this huge telescope may be a problem for the ecosystem pristine mountain. The Hawaiian people of the island of Hawaii believe in their culture, religion, and physically caring for the land of their ancestors has protested to stop the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) because of the environment and land has been desecrated. The sacredness of Mauna Kea goes beyond culture, religion, and spiritual it claims to be the center of the entire Pacific Chain. The mountain Maunakea reminds the Hawaiian people of their ancestors and the connections they have to mother earth. The expression and experience of Aloha Aina is to love all individual,…
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