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ALMA universe

by Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array.
Publisher: 2013 ?Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: ALMA is the Atacama Large Millimeter/ submillimeter Array, a radio telescope made up of an ensemble of sixty-six 12- and 7-meter diameter antennas that will work in unison. ALMA will be finished in 2013. However, its first scientific observations -- a phase called Early Science -- started in September 2011 with 16 antennas. Since then, ALMA has started to deliver exciting science results and valuable clues about the formation and evolution of nearby planetary systems -- such as the one which exists around the star Fomalhaut -- and kept its promises by seeing through dark regions of the Universe made of gas and dust. ALMA is so vast and complex that a coalition of scientists and engineers was needed to design and build it. A triumph of extreme engineering and a gateway to an unexplored frontier, it will answer profound questions as no other observatory can.
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ALMA is the Atacama Large Millimeter/ submillimeter Array, a radio telescope made up of an ensemble of sixty-six 12- and 7-meter diameter antennas that will work in unison. ALMA will be finished in 2013. However, its first scientific observations -- a phase called Early Science -- started in September 2011 with 16 antennas.
Since then, ALMA has started to deliver exciting science results and valuable clues about the formation and evolution of nearby planetary systems -- such as the one which exists around the star Fomalhaut -- and kept its promises by seeing through dark regions of the Universe made of gas and dust.
ALMA is so vast and complex that a coalition of scientists and engineers was needed to design and build it. A triumph of extreme engineering and a gateway to an unexplored frontier, it will answer profound questions as no other observatory can.

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