Mauna Kea

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  • A New Telescope's The Peak Of The Hawaiian Mountain Mauna Kea

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    the peak of the Hawaiian Mountain Mauna Kea started what may be the biggest media storm in scientific history, and it has been brewing ever since… What is Mauna Kea? Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii. It has an altitude of 13,976 feet above sea level, the highest of any mountain in Hawaii, and is the tallest mountain in the world when measured from the base below sea level. Roughly translating to “Sky Father Mountain” in Hawaiian, Mauna Kea culturally represents the “Realm

  • How Mauna Kea Should Remain Cultural And Not Allow Project Tmt

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    We are Mauna Kea Mauna Kea should remain cultural and not allow project TMT (thirty-meter telescope) on the mountain. According to Hawaiian legend, Mauna Kea is the meeting place of Papa (Earth Mother) and Wakea (Sky Father) who are first ancestors in Hawaiian history. We as Hawaiians view Mauna Kea as a temple or house of worship. In our cultural understanding, it is believed that Mauna Kea was not created by man, but by Ke Akua (God). Mauna Kea is both the burial ground and the embodiment of the

  • Hawaii's Telescope Controversy Analysis

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    very little say. This occurred on the peak of the largest mountain in the world, Mauna Kea. This mountain starts at the bottom of the ocean floor and rises a staggering 33,500 ft, nearly a mile taller than Mt.Everest. The peak of the mountain is a prime location for the most advanced telescopes in the world.

  • The World's Largest Telescope

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    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

  • Mauna Kea and the Thirty Meter Telescope Essay

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    before approving the Thirty Meter Telescope to be built on Mauna Kea. Pluralism is absent in democracy. Grace Ualesi Social Action Paper Philosophy 370 Celia Bardwell Jones Abstract The Thirty Meter Telescope was a project finally certified designed in the year of 2012 with intentions for it to be the world’s largest telescope as well as the largest telescope amongst all the existing telescopes on Mauna Kea, Hilo. This concept for a social action paper was selected

  • Why People Are Passionate About Mauna Kea

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    about Mauna Kea because it has long lasting history as the biggest mountain and is sacerd to hawaiian’s and they want to protect it from change. Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano on the island of Hawai’i, it has the highest point in the State of Hawai’i, as well as being the tallest mountain in the world when measured from base to summit. I am a 15 year old Sophomore at Konawaena High School. Here are some reasons why people are passionate of Mauna Kea. As far as we know the last time Mauna Kea erupted

  • University Of Hawai ᅠᆰ I At Hilo

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    University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is in the attempt of building a Thirty-Meter telescope on Mauna Kea. To Hawaiians Mauna Kea holds a high value of historical and sacred context and should not be disturbed. Although, the construction of the thirty-meter telescope (TMT) will result in being the most powerful telescope in the world, bringing the worlds best researchers to Hawaiʻi. The construction of TMT will also bring an estimated total of 10,000 job opportunities to Hawaiʻi (Deneen). The TMT poses

  • The Ethical Dilemma Of Hawaii Regarding The Construction Of The Thirty Meter Telescope

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    Abstract This paper will talk about the ethical dilemma that has been a controversial issue in Hawaii regarding the construction of the thirty-meter telescope being built on Mauna Kea, the most sacred land in the entire pacific. This issue has risen concerns regarding the local community, the Native Hawaiians and the TMT organization. The ethical dilemma here is to build or not to build? Yes, Hawaii wants to preserve the host culture, but should Native Hawaiians prevent the development of new technology

  • Compare And Contrast Yellowtone And Yellowstone

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    geologic activity at Yellowstone and Hawaii. At Yellowstone there are 1,000-3,000 earthquakes per year at Yellowstone. There are also over 10,000 thermal features found in Yellowstone (Volcano Questions & Answers). In Hawaii Mauna Loa and Kilauea are regarded as active volcanoes. Mauna Loa last erupted in 1984 and scientist predict this volcano will erupt again in the future. Kilauea is the world most active volcano and has been continuously erupting since 1983

  • The Mauna Loa Volcano Essay

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    The Mauna Loa Volcano The Mauna Loa volcano is located in Hawaii and means "Long Mountain" in Hawaiian. It is a giant, basaltic shield volcano. It is one of the largest volcanoes and mountains in the world and has been called the "monarch of mountains". It has an estimated volume of 9,600 cubic miles and takes up half the land of Hawaii. It extends about 120 km starting from the southern tip of the island to the northern region. It is 97 km (60 miles) long, 48 km (30 miles) wide, and is 8,742