Chajnantor plateau

An aerial view of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) site on the Chajnantor plain of the Chilean Andes, 5000 m above sea level. ALMA is the largest ground-based astronomy project in existence, and is comprised of a giant array of 12-m submillimetre quality antennas, with baselines of several kilometres. An additional, compact array of 7-m and 12-m antennas complements the main array. The ALMA project is an international collaboration between Europe, East Asia and North America in cooperation with the Republic of Chile.

Credit:

Clem & Adri Bacri-Normier (wingsforscience.com)/ESO

About the Image

Id:wings-science_000
Type:Photographic
Release date:21 March 2013, 11:17
Size:5760 x 3840 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - ALMA

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