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ALMA Antennas at OSF

View from inside the main building of the 2,900 metre high ALMA Operation Support Facility. Three antennas currently being tested are seen outside. On 30 April, scientists and engineers working on the world’s largest astronomical project, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), have achieved the successful linking of two ALMA astronomical antennas, synchronised with a precision of one millionth of a millionth of a second, to observe the planet Mars. The observations demonstrate ALMA’s full hardware functionality and connectivity. When completed around 2012, ALMA will comprise an array of 66 giant 12-metre and 7-metre diameter antennas observing at millimetre and submillimetre wavelengths.

Read more about this milestone in eso0918.

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ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

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Id:alma-osf-potw
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
Size:5260 x 3301 px

About the Object

Name:ALMA OSF
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - ALMA

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