View of Licancabur volcano from the ALMA Operations Support Facility

View of Licancabur volcano from the ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) Operations Support Facility (OSF) The site is located 2900 m above sea level in the Chilean Andes. ALMA is the largest ground-based astronomy project in existence, and will be comprised of a giant array of 12-m submillimetre quality antennas, with baselines of several kilometres. An additional, compact array of 7-m and 12-m antennas will complement the main array. Construction of ALMA started in 2003 and will be completed in 2012. The ALMA project is an international collaboration between Europe, East Asia and North America in cooperation with the Republic of Chile.

Credit:

H. Sommer/ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

About the Image

Id:mg_9068
Type:Photographic
Release date:1 April 2010, 14:15
Size:3825 x 2550 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Desert
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Surface : Volcanic
• X - ALMA

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