Sep 9, 2010

ALMA - Searching for the origin of our existence

I came across this today:



Some short facts:
  • Biggest astronomical project in existence
  • Highest observation point (750m higher than Mauna Kea)
  • Millimetre-/submillimetre-wavelength interferometer array telescope
  • Variable Antennas (66 when finished)
  • Positioned: Chajnantor, Chile (Google Maps Link
  • Observation include formation of stars and galaxies, relic radiation
  • Starts 2011 with early scientific observation. Construction finished 2012
More information at the ALMA / ESO-Site.