In the stable homotopy category of $p$-local spectra for some prime number $p$, there are two collections of similarly behaved spectra: the Morava K-theories and spectra which are the telescopes of finite spectra under their $v_n$-maps. The former are usually denoted $K(n)$ and the latter are often denoted $T(n)$. The telescope conjecture is that localization at $K(n)$ and localization at $T(n)$ are (Bousfield) equivalent.
The conjecture is known to be true for $n=1$. A disproof of this conjecture for $n\geq 2$ using algebraic K-theory has been released by Burklund, Hahn, Levy & Schlank 2023.
Proof at height 1:
Mark Mahowald, bo-Resolutions (1981)
Haynes Miller, On relations between Adams spectral sequences, with an application to the stable homotopy of a Moore space (1981)
Disproof at height $\geq 2$:
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