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Mauna Kea, Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii; view of the paved road leading up to the summit of the Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO), with the (left to right) Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, Subaru Telescope and Keck 1 and 2 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.