Mauna Kea is one of five hotspot volcanoes that form the island of Hawaii. The 4,200 meter (14,000 ft.) high summit of Mauna Kea houses the world’s largest observatory for optical, infrared, and submillimeter astronomy.
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Bottom line: Image of last light at summit of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea.
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