ALMA Revealing the Profound Mysteries of the Universe
This image shows antennas which make up part of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in a snowy setting. ALMA will be composed initially of 66 high precision antennas located on the Chajnantor plateau, 5000 metres altitude in northern Chile.
ALMA observes light emitted by cool-temperature objects in space, which permits us to unravel profound mysteries about the formation of planets and the appearance of complex molecules, including organic molecules.
About the Image
|Release date:||23 April 2014, 10:28|
|Size:||5120 x 3414 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array|
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory|
• X - ALMA