Desert dishes

This fulldome drone footage shows the giant dishes of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) from several perspectives. ALMA comprises 66 giant dishes, each one 7 or 12 metres in diameter and receptive to a range of radio wavelengths. Two custom-built vehicles known as the ALMA transporters can pick up, move and reposition the 100-tonne dishes with millimetric precision. This ability to rearrange the dishes on their home, the breathtaking Chajnantor Plateau, gives the array a powerful zoom feature. ALMA is a global partnership, and the most powerful astronomical observatory of its kind.



About the Video

Release date:21 June 2019, 15:01
Duration:00 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

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


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