Chajnantor plateau, home of ALMA

The ALMA observatory is situated on the breathtaking Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes, at an altitude of around 5000 metres. Chajnantor is the highest major observatory site in the world, and the atmosphere above the plateau is the driest in the world, with the exception of Antarctica.

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ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

About the Image

Id:alma-drone-site-1-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:10 January 2018, 11:16
Size:5064 x 2031 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, Chajnantor
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:ALMA

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