ALMA operations Time-Lapse

Time-lapse of a whole night at the ALMA Array Operations Site (AOS), located at 5000 metres altitude on the Chajnantor plateau, in the II Region of Chile. As the Sun sets at the beginning of the night, ALMA antennas start observation during Cycle 0 of Early Science Observations. ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array is the largest astronomical project in existence and is a truly global partnership between the scientific communities of East Asia, Europe and North America with Chile. ESO is the European partner in ALMA.


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Release date:25 June 2012, 17:39
Duration:33 s

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