Chajnantor landscape

Chajnantor was chosen as the ALMA site because the rarefied atmosphere above this very high site is so dry that, unlike at most other places on Earth, it is largely transparent to the wavelengths of light that ALMA is designed to detect.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:alma-chajnantor-16
Type:Photographic
Release date:10 April 2013, 11:43
Size:2592 x 1944 px

About the Object

Name:Chajnantor
Type:• X - ALMA
• X - Chile

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