TMT backup site ‘excellent,’ comparable to Maunakea, experts say

Associated Press The Canary Island of La Palma, Spain – the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos is pictured – offers a comparable alternative to Maunakea as a site for Thirty Meter Telescope, some experts say

HONOLULU — When starlight from billions of years ago zips across the universe and finally comes into focus on Earth, astronomers want their telescopes to be in the best locations possible to see what’s out there.