Infrared Explorer

By: Kwon O Chul


Region: Australia and Pacific

Site: Mauna Kea-Hawaii - USA

Date: 2014 May 24

An observatory stands against the pristine starry sky of Mauna Kea peak (4205 m) on the Big Island of Hawaii, home to over a dozen giant telescopes. Pictured here is UKIRT, the United Kingdom Infra-Red Telescope, a 3.8 m infrared telescope, currently funded by NASA.

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