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Jupiter over ALMA

By: Babak A. Tafreshi

 

Region: Americas

Site: Chajnantor - Chile

Date: November 2011

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Planet Jupiter appears above ALMA radio telescopes. Located at the Chajnantor plateau, at altitude of over 5000 meters in the Chilean Andes, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is considered as one of the most complex astronomical projects of our time. With 66 antennas, each 12 or 7 meters wide, operating together as a single giant telescope. ALMA is a partnership of Europe, North America and East Asia in cooperation with Chile (shown here are 7-meter dishes by Japan). TWAN visit to ALMA was arranged by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), one of the main partners of ALMA. Click on the constellation icon above the image to see another Jupiter-Alma view in the evening twilight. Babak Tafreshi, Dreamview.net

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