Mounted image 004: Chajnantor plateau from the south at sunrise in 2007
A view across the Chajnantor plain in the first light of a January morning. The low angle of the incident light nicely reveals the topography of this area: the eastern part of the Andes, on Bolivian and Argentine territory, is already illuminated, while the west (Chile) is still shaded by the 5000-metre high mountains. The heart of the ALMA antenna array will be located close to the centre of this image, though the 66 separate antennas will spread over the plateau.Credit:
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|Release date:||15 March 2011, 16:07|
|Dimensions:||80 cm (W) x 20.44 cm (H)|
|Related archive image:||chajnantor_sunrise|
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