|Artist�s impression of EELT in its enclosure on Cerro Armazones in Chile�s Atacama Desert. Picture: Contributed|
THEY are boldly going into outer space, armed with lasers – not with aggressive intent but to discover Earth-like planets that might be home to life.
Costing around £1 billion, it will be constructed on the top of a mountain in Chile and begin exploring space within the next decade.
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