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Hawaii native Jason Momoa has had a near-constant presence at Mauna Kea when he's not working, fighting with local protesters to stop the construction of a telescope, which would drill directly into the mountain and, critics say, invade its water supply

Hawaii native Jason Momoa has had a near-constant presence at Mauna Kea when he's not working, fighting with local protesters to stop the construction of a telescope, which would drill directly into the mountain and, critics say, invade its water supply

Hawaii native Jason Momoa has had a near-constant presence at Mauna Kea when he's not working, fighting with local protesters to stop the construction of a telescope, which would drill directly into the mountain and, critics say, invade its water supply

Question on @Quora : Mount Everest is the #highest  #mountain  in the world, but is Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Volcano technically the tallest?

Law enforcement or politicians ordered police to retreat on Mauna Kea? Mayor Kim points to Governor Ige #HNN 

"Whether you’re Blackfeet standing to protect Badger-Two Medicine or Native Hawaiian gathered to stop the desecration of Mauna Kea, we call upon these sacred beings known as “endangered species” for strength and guidance in a spiritual way. They are foundational to our cultures."

Sign the petition: Keep Mauna Kea a sacred ground -- move the construction of the TMT. Sign here:

1 month later, police officials detail day 38 kupuna were arrested at Mauna Kea#HNN 

Jason Momoa's production company releases new episode 'We Are Mauna Kea'

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Hawaii native Jason Momoa has had a near-constant presence at Mauna Kea when he's not working, fighting with local protesters to stop the construction of a telescope, which would drill directly into the mountain and, critics say, invade its water supply

Jason Momoa won't start shooting #Aquaman2  until he's done protesting the construction project on Hawaii's tallest mountain, Mauna Kea:

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"It's kind of the umbilical cord to earth," he says of Mauna Kea, adding, "They call it the belly button, too. That's like our birth place. You can imagine that in the middle of the ocean. That's how our islands were formed. So how can that not be sacred?"

Like the protests at Standing Rock over the Dakota Access Pipeline, the battle over Mauna Kea sees itself as part of a larger struggle over colonialism and indigenous rights. Astronomers feel caught in the middle.

Mauna Kea is one of the most sacred mountains to the Hawaiian people. Scientists and investors are working to build a Thirty Meter Telescope atop it. But many Hawaiians haven't consented to the construction. We spoke to frontline kia'i (protectors) about why they're standing.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson arrived yesterday at Mauna Kea in Hawai'i to support the Kia'i (protectors) in protecting the mountain from construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Hawaiian activist Walter Ritte is one of 8 people who have chained themselves to a grate on Mauna Kea Access Road in an attempt to block construction crews from reaching the summit.

There’s an important discussion going on about placing a new giant telescope on Mauna Kea, considered by many Hawaiians to be sacred. I think the astronomy community should listen respectfully to objections being raised by local people, and not move forward without full consent

To image a black hole they needed half a ton of hard drives containing five petabytes of data. The fastest way to transfer that data? Airplane. An airplane data transfer from Mauna Kea to Massachusetts would have a data rate of roughly 14GB per second.

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