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Uploaded on Sep 28, 2009
The ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) astronomical observatory has taken another step forward and upwards. One of its state-of-the-art antennas was carried for the first time to the 5000m plateau of Chajnantor, in the Chilean Andes, on the back of a custom-built giant transporter. The antenna, which weighs about 100 tons and has a diameter of 12 meters, was lifted to the high-altitude Array Operations Site, where the extremely dry and rarefied air is ideal for ALMAs observations of the universe.