Building The Ultimate Telescope

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A look at the ALMA Observatory in northern Chile, which features a network of 66 massive radio telescopes.

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How the Massive ALMA Antennas Move in Perfect Unison
01:53 — For all 66 ALMA antennas to move in exact unison, the precision of the dish surface must be less than the width of a strand of hair. Witnessing them w (more…)
These Antennas Weigh 100 Tons Each
02:19 — Only two transport vehicles in the world can can carry ALMA's antennas. Because they weigh 100 tons each, these vehicles can only drive at a maximum o (more…)
Fascinating: ALMA Reveals Planets Born Earlier Than We Thought
02:07 — In 2014, astronomer David Wilmer aimed the ALMA Array at a young star 450 light years away. What he found proved that planets formed billions of years (more…)

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  • Premise: A look at the ALMA Observatory in northern Chile, which features a network of 66 massive radio telescopes.

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