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.

Credit:

ESO/A. Duro

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About the Image

Id:mg_3633-editar-cc
Type:Photographic
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

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