ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor Plateau

Close-up view of the ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor Plateau, at an altitude of 5000 m. The antennas are designed to withstand the harsh conditions at the high site, where the extremely dry and rarefied air is ideal for ALMA’s observations of the universe at millimetre- and submillimetre-wavelengths.

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ESO

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Id:servus_dscn3819
Type:Photographic
Release date:17 March 2012, 23:10
Size:3072 x 2304 px

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Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:ALMA

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