This image is the first high-resolution shot from the 4-metre Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope in Hawai’i.
Many Native Hawaiians have been protesting the construction of the proposed Thirty Metre Telescope atop sacred Mauna Kea for months. They scored a victory on Thursday when Hawaii Governor David Ige announced that construction efforts were hitting pause.
Rapture Reef was an undersea Eden, hundreds of miles out in a remote, ocean wilderness. It was a pristine, coral wonderland, renowned among marine biologists. But now it’s gone. This month, stunned scientists discovered that a hurricane wiped Rapture Reef off the map last spring.