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As a bitter, multi-year battle over the legality of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) rages on, an alternate path forward has begun to emerge. The world's largest telescope may not wind up on the frosty peak of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, but instead it might be placed in Spain's Canary Islands. It'd be a loss for astronomy, but a major win for Hawaiian cultural practitioners who don't want their sacred mountain marred by gigantic machines.

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Hang onto that property, Hawaiians: In a few hundred years, there's a chance that your slice of paradise will be slightly larger. Geologically speaking, Hawaii is still growing fast, thanks to frequent eruptions from volcanoes like Kilauea, which was caught spewing its molten guts into the ocean last week.

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Here's beautiful footage of lava flowing from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. The hot red burning orange lava oozes its way across the ground and basically swallows everything in its path in a fiery inevitability. It's quite mesmerising to see from up close.

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Think "Maui" and you probably think geriatric tourists wearing socks with sandals. But, get away from the overpriced resorts and head into the jungle and you'll find one of Hawaii's last bastions of local culture. Which means there's local food too. Here's what to eat and how to find it.

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Looking through the dome's small porthole, the only view was of a barren field of red rocks. The astronauts ate freeze-dried food and shared cramped quarters for eight months to further space exploration, only venturing out to the alien landscape wearing spacesuits. At the end of the claustrophobic mission, they were greeted with a "Back to Earth" celebration.

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Away from the tourist hoards, Maui's east side — Hana and Kipahulu — is an unspoiled tropical paradise full of secret beaches, sacred waterfalls and a jungle so fertile it provides all the food you'll need. Here's how you can enjoy it like the locals.

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There's nothing more befuddling than looking up at the sky and seeing a strange light appear out of nowhere. Your adult brain tells you it can't be what you want it to be, but when you check with adult-brained officials, they're clueless too. That's what just happened in Hawaii. A mysterious zigzagging light popped up out of nowhere and no one knows what is it or where it came from.

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Where on Earth is this freaky lava pool? Why do people hate love locks? Is it true that fire ants love the suburbs? And what do the soon-to-be-lost sounds of the industrial age sound like? All your answers are here, in this week's landscape reads!