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Mauna Kea, Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii; a panoramic view of a Submillimeter Radio Telescope located at the summit of the Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO), with the (left to right) Subaru Telescope, Keck 1 Telescope, Gemini Northern 8-meter Telescope,  UH 2.2-meter Telescope, United Kingdom Infrared Telescope<br />
 and the UH 0.6-meter Telescopes in the background, currently there are 13 independent multi-national astronomical research facilities located on the summit. Mauna Kea's altitude and isolation in the middle of the Pacific ocean make it an ideal location for astronomical observation.