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Jul 11

European ALMA antenna brings total on Chajnantor to 16

Getting ready for ALMA’s first scientific observations
Source: ESO Organisation Release eso1127


Image credits: ESO/S. Rossi

The first European antenna for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has reached new heights, having been transported to the observatory’s Array Operations Site (AOS) on 27 July 2011. The 12-metre diameter antenna has arrived at the Chajnantor plateau, 5000 metres above sea level. Here, it joins antennas from the other international ALMA partners, bringing the total number at the AOS to 16.(read more)

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