An ALMA antenna en route to the plateau of Chajnantor for the first time

An ALMA antenna en route from the Operations Support Facility to the plateau of Chajnantor for the first time. The ALMA transporter vehicle carefully carries the state-of-the-art antenna, with a diameter of 12 metres and a weight of about 100 tons, on the 28 km journey to the Array Operations Site, which is at an altitude of 5000 m. The antenna is 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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ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

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Id:eso0935f
Type:Photographic
Release date:23 September 2009
Related releases:eso0935
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Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - ALMA

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