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Video News Release 35: ALMA Opens Its Eyes (eso1137b)

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The most complex ground-based astronomy observatory in the world, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), has officially opened for astronomers. The first released image, from a telescope still under construction, reveals a view of the Universe that cannot be seen at all by visible-light and infrared telescopes.

Thousands of scientists from around the world competed to be the first few researchers to explore some of the darkest, coldest, furthest, and most hidden secrets of the cosmos with this new astronomical tool.

This Video News Release is targeted especially at broadcasters for further editing. In order to keep the audio tracks editable, different sound information has been recorded on two separate tracks at optimal volumes as is common standard in professional post production. This video is not meant for on screen viewing — our ESOcasts are better suited for that.

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ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO).
Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Douglas Pierce-Price and Oli Usher.
Narration: Dr. J.
Music: Movetwo.
Footage and photos: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), A.M. Swinbank and S. Zieleniewski, APEX/DSS2/SuperCosmos/Deharveng(LAM)/Zavagno(LAM), A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2/ESO, MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al., NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al., NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope,  J. Emerson/VISTA and José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org).
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.

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Release date:3 October 2011, 11:30
Related releases:eso1137
Duration:09m 33s

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