The AOS Technical Building

View of the ALMA Array Operations Site (AOS) Technical Building, located at an altitude of 5000 metres above sea level, on the Chajnantor plateau, in the Chilean Andes. This building hosts the ALMA Correlator, a powerful computer which will combine the signals from the ALMA antennas, making them work together as the most powerful submillimetre-wavelength radio telescope in the world. The ALMA Correlator is the highest and fastest (17 Peta-operations/second) computer ever used at an astronomical site.

Credit:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/A. Caproni (ESO)

About the Image

Id:aca_0979
Type:Photographic
Release date:6 May 2010, 10:47
Size:4288 x 2562 px

About the Object

Name:Chajnantor
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility
• X - ALMA

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