Comet McNaught seen from the ALMA site
The incomparable view offered by Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught), which reached its perihelion in January 2007, unexpectedly becoming the brightest comet in the previous 40 years. This close-up was taken from the ALMA Operation Support Facility (OSF), located at 2900 m altitude on the road to Chajnantor. ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, is the largest astronomical project in existence, located on the Chilean Andes, some 50 km away from San Pedro de Atacama.
About the Image
|Release date:||14 June 2010, 17:55|
|Size:||2912 x 4368 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet|
• X - Solar System