The World's Biggest Telescope Is Finally (Really) Complete

The World's Biggest Telescope Is Finally (Really) Complete

Briefly: Although the massive 66-antenna ALMA array in Chile's Atacama desert has been online since last October when the last of its 12m radios was installed, the system has only been operating at a fraction of its potential resolution. But with the delicate delivery of 12 additional 7m radio dishes — the last of which just reached the top of the plateau just last Friday — the ALMA is finally set to stare into the deepest depths of the observable universe. [ESO]

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