The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), whose construction on top of Mauna Kea is being contested, might move to Spain, according to a press release.
According to the release, the TMT International Observatory Board has named Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (ORM) on La Palma in the Canary Islands, Spain, as its alternate location for the TMT.
The board will still try to build the TMT on Mauna Kea. Currently, construction of the telescope on Mauna Kea is being contested by Native Hawaiians based on the mountains sacred value.
According to a Star Advertiser report, Kealoha Pisciotta, one of the TMT's opponents, said she is happy that the board is exploring other options.