The European Southern Observatory is ready to blast the top of Cerro Armazones to make room for what will be the world's largest optical telescope. The explosion is scheduled for today, June 19th, at 12:30 pm ET. You can watch it live right here at io9.
There goes that last frontier of decency. Or did it? I could almost buy into this being at worst an unfortunate necessity, when friends and loved ones are ill or abroad. That is, until I watched the official sales pitch.