Gallery: ALMA: The World’s Largest Telescope Array Powers Up in Chile’s...

 

The world’s largest telescope array officially opened Wednesday in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) consists of 66 huge antennas directed towards the night sky to gather data and images of neighboring stars and some of the most distant, ancient galaxies. Its telescopes will have better resolution than the famous Hubble Space Telescope, and they will allow astronomers to shed light on how stars are born and how they die.

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  1. AlanGBarker January 17, 2015 at 10:38 am

    An amazing Place to put an array

  2. ypsimark March 9, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    How is electricity generated to power ALMA?

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