ALMA’s Cosmic Ballet (time-lapse)

This time-lapse video shows the ALMA antennas performing observations during the Cycle 0 of Early Science Observations in 2011. High above in the sky, the Magellanic Clouds glow brightly. ALMA antennas are perfectly synchronized. 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:06 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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