MAUNA KEA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two days after police were called to investigate a possible bullet hole in a door at the Subaru Telescope atop Mauna Kea, officials say they know what caused the damage.
It appears that a gust of wind forced the door to slam against an "intake manifold cover."
"A match between this hole and an intake manifold cover on the wall," said Nubuo Arimoto, director of the telescope. "Wrap around effect of the wind could be very severe at times, which can swing the heavy metal door to create this kind of dent on the door."
Police were notified of the possible shooting after workers discovered the hole Saturday evening.
Subaru Telescope, which was built in 1998, is the flagship telescope of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
Statement from the Director of the Subaru Telescope