March - ALMA
This stunning image shows the ALMA antennas on the Chajnantor plateau with the bright band of
the Milky Way arcing above. With its 66 antennas, ALMA scours the sky for light from some of the coldest objects in the Universe, the building blocks of stars, planetary systems and galaxies.
This area of science, known as submillimetre astronomy, requires incredibly dry, high locations. As one of the driest places on Earth, the 5000-metre-high plateau at Chajnantor is perfect for this kind of astronomy.Credit:
Y. Beletsky (LCO)/ESO