Fate of world’s biggest telescope in Canada’s hands

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII—Belly buttons are one of three spiritual centres of the body in native Hawaiian tradition. Mauna Kea, the dormant volcano that looms over Hawaii Island, is considered the island’s navel: it connects the people and the land to the heavens, as if by umbilical cord. At 2,800 metres above sea level, York University science…


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