FILE - Mauna Kea, Hawaii's tallest mountain and the proposed construction site for a giant $1.4 billion telescope project, is seen from Hilo, Hawaii, on Aug. 31, 2015.  The National Science Foundation said Tuesday, July 19, 2022, that it plans to conduct a study to evaluate the environmental effects of building the Thirty Meter Telescope, one of the world's largest optical telescopes, on sites selected on Mauna Kea in Hawaii and Spain's Canary Islands. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

FILE – Mauna Kea, Hawaii’s tallest mountain and the proposed construction site for a giant $1.4 billion telescope project, is seen from Hilo, Hawaii, on Aug. 31, 2015. The National Science Foundation said Tuesday, July 19, 2022, that it plans to conduct a study to evaluate the environmental effects of building the Thirty Meter Telescope, one of the world’s largest optical telescopes, on sites selected on Mauna Kea in Hawaii and Spain’s Canary Islands. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)