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ALMA and Chajnantor at Twilight | by European Southern Observatory
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ALMA and Chajnantor at Twilight

Thanks to ESO’s Photo Ambassadors we can enjoy sensational images taken at the ESO sites on the remote mountaintops of Chile. Babak Tafreshi has captured this fine panoramic view of the antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) at twilight. Resembling a frame from a science fiction movie, the technological spectacle of ALMA against the raw natural power of the landscape on the Chajnantor Plateau, 5000 metres above sea level, results in fascinating images like this one.

 

More information: www.eso.org/public/images/potw1402a/

 

Credit:

ESO/B. Tafreshi (twanight.org)

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Taken on November 2, 2011