Canary Islands selected as alternate giant telescope site

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FILE--In this July 24, 2009, file photo, the Gran Telescopio Canarias, one of the the world's largest telescopes, is viewed at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain. The nonprofit organization that wants to build a giant telescope atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea has selected this alternate site in case it cannot be built on land many Native Hawaiians consider sacred.