Assembly of first European ALMA antenna

Image of the assembly of the first European antenna for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). ALMA, the largest ground-based astronomy project in existence, will ultimately be comprised of a giant array of 12-m submillimetre quality antennas, with baselines of several kilometres. An additional, compact array of 7-m and 12-m antennas will complement the main array. ALMA will be based on the Chajnantor plain of the Chilean Andes, 5000 m above sea level. Construction on ALMA started in 2003 and will be completed in 2012. The ALMA project is an international collaboration between Europe, East Asia and North America in cooperation with the Republic of Chile.

Crédito:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/S. Rossi (ESO)

Sobre la imagen

Identificador:p1040431
Tipo:Fotográfico
Fecha de publicación:14 de Abril de 2010 a las 17:21
Tamaño:3334 x 1948 px

Sobre el objeto

Tipo:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Categoría:ALMA

Formatos de imagen

JPEG grande
1,5 MB

Zoom


Fondo de pantalla

1024x768
261,4 KB
1280x1024
410,3 KB
1600x1200
572,5 KB
1920x1200
672,7 KB
2048x1536
860,7 KB

 

Ver también