Tuesday, February 12, 2013

See ALMA's Amazing Photo's

An artist's view of the completed Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile's Atacama Desert. Here, the array is arranged in a compact configuration.
Huge Observatory in Andes Takes Shape

The first European antenna for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has reached new heights, having been transported to the observatory’s Array Operations Site (AOS) on 27 July 2011.
ALMA's First European Antenna

Japan has provided the first of twelve 7-meter antennas to the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observatory in Chile. ALMA will have an array of 50 antennas with 12-meter diameter dishes. The 7-meter antenna is seen here at the ALMA Operations Support Facility (OSF), at an altitude of 2,900 meters in the foothills of the Chilean Andes. Later it will be moved to the plateau of Chajnantor at a 5,000-meter altitude.
I'm the Antenna, Catching Vibration

This picture of the ALMA radio antennas on the Chajnantor Plateau in Chile, 16,500 feet above sea level, was taken a few days before the start of ALMA Early Science operations. Nineteen antennas are on the plateau.
ALMA Radio Telescope Array in Chile

The moon and the Milky Way shine over the ALMA telescope array in this photo. When the panorama was taken, the moon was lying close to the center of the Milky Way in the sky, its light bathing the antennas in an eerie night-time glow.
The Moon and the Arc of the Milky Way

ESO Photo Ambassador Babak Tafreshi snapped this remarkable image of the antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), set against the splendour of the Milky Way.
The Southern Milky Way Above ALMA

Orion over ALMA antennas, Chile.
Orion over ALMA Antennas
The ALMA radio telescope array in Chile captured this shot of the Antennae Galaxies, which are about 75 million light-years from Earth. This is the first ALMA image to be released to the public.
ALMA Telescope's First Image

A combined view of the Antennae Galaxies, taken by the ALMA radio telescope array and the Hubble Space Telescope.
ALMA and Hubble Telescope Combined Image

Observations using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have revealed an unexpected spiral structure in the material around the old star R Sculptoris.
Curious Spiral Spotted by ALMA Around Red Giant Star R Sculptoris

Via: "Space"

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