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Il correlatore di ALMA trasforma tante antenne in un unico telescopio gigante.

ALMA and Hubble Telescope Combined ImageCredit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)A combined view of the Antennae Galaxies, taken by the ALMA radio telescope array and the Hubble Space Telescope.

Time-Lapse: Exploring the Cosmic Dawn Scientists are getting an unprecedented view of the early universe with the help of ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array.

An ALMA Telescope Array Time-Lapse Video Credit: ESO, José Francisco Salgado, NRAO; Music: Flying Free (Jingle Punks)

This 16-minute video presents the history of ALMA from the origins of the project several decades ago to the recent first science results. Illustrated by dramatic helicopter footage, the movie takes you on a journey to the 5000-metre-high Chajnantor Plateau, where ALMA stands, in the unique environment of the Atacama Desert of Chile. The birth of ALMA dates back to the end of the last century. Large millimeter/submillimeter array radio telescopes were studied by astronomers in Europe…

Today is the inauguration of ALMA or the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, the largest ground-based telescope in the world! ALMA has been under construction for years and finally its last pieces are in place, ready to detect the unimaginable in galaxies far beyond our own!