Mounted image 144: ALMA at Night

This panoramic view of the Chajnantor plateau shows the antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) ranged across the unearthly landscape, working as one giant telescope. In the sky above the antennas the planet Jupiter shines brightly on the left, while our neighbouring galaxies the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds appear as smudges of light on the right.



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Release date:20 April 2012, 15:11
Dimensions:80 cm (W) x 25.7 cm (H) x 1 cm (D)
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