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ASTRONOMERS have gone to "one of the most extreme locations on Earth" in order to look far beyond it. The ALMA radio telescope is perched on Chile's exotic Chajnator plateau and cost $1.35 billion to construct - but the images it captures are priceless. The breathtaking photo (above) gives us a peek at the Antennae Galaxies in the constellation Corvus, a cool 70 million light-years from home. Amazingly, experts say the image quality will improve as the colossal telescope - consisting of 66 highly sophisticated antenna shields - moves out of the testing phase and into full operation. Read more: www.news.com.au...
The ALMA project was a joint venture between Europe, North America and East Asia, putting aside the space race to take us across the universe. "We went to one of the most extreme locations on Earth to build the world’s largest array of millimetre/submillimeter telescopes, having a level of technical sophistication that was merely a dream only a decade ago," US manager Mark McKinnon told The Daily Mail. "This truly is a great occasion." Read more: www.news.com.au...
Originally posted by Unvarnished
reply to post by Violence
And that my friend, is where the Transformers live.
Originally posted by brommas
I have found 1 for £30 quid that can, look at these images on the page. i got to get 1 of these they are awesome, looks about as good as some of hubbles for 30 quid. i may be being sarcastic, i think there are a few inconsistencies in this ad somewhere, it is more difficult to find some truth, may give some of you a laugh.
Originally posted by mugger
gonna try and post the pic.edit on 10/4/2011 by mugger because: (no reason given)