Flora and terrain at the ALMA site

Detail of the terrain at one side of the road to the Chajnantor plateau, the home of ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array. The grey-reddish colour characterises the volcanic terrain, formed by pyroclastic sediments. The little bushes in the picture are an example of the desert scrub, that grows between 3000 and 4000 m altitude. The ALMA Project is strongly committed to the protection of the historical and environmental heritage of this unique area of the II Region of Chile.

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ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

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Id:alma-hh-18
Type:Photographic
Release date:14 June 2010, 17:55
Size:2552 x 1920 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Desert, Chajnantor
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Surface
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - ALMA

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