Want to see a mountain get blown up FOR SCIENCE? Well now is your chance. Today, a mountain in Chile will have its top blown off to make room for the European Extremely Large Telescope, and it'll be livestreamed here.

UPDATE: apparently the actual blast is at 2:10 pm EST.

UPDATE 2: They did it early. Liars. But here's the video. Watch:

Oh yeah, it was also apparently the explosive equivalent of a politician sticking a golden shovel in the dirt.

via New Scientist, where you can learn a bit more about why Chile is so good for telescopes.