Coming Soon: A Telescope Large Enough to Spot Alien Life
Construction is about to begin for an area that will house the largest telescope ever constructed on Earth: the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). Yes, the name is sort of hilarious, but its not lying either. The E-ELT is going to be ten times larger than any other surface telescope and sensitive enough to be able to spot life outside of our solar system.
It will allow us, for the first time, to directly observe planets outside the solar system