ALMA array from the air

This image shows an aerial view of the Chajnantor Plateau, located at an altitude of 5000 meters in the Chilean Andes, where the array of ALMA antennas is located. The large antennas have a diameter of 12 metres, while 12 smaller antennas with a diameter of 7 metres make up the ALMA Compact Array (ACA). On the horizon, the main peaks from right to left are Cerro Chajnantor, Cerro Toco, and Juriques. This photo was taken in December 2012, four months prior to the ALMA inauguration.

Credit:

Clem & Adri Bacri-Normier (wingsforscience.com)/ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1312a
Type:Photographic
Release date:13 March 2013, 18:00
Related releases:eso1312
Size:11520 x 7680 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory

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