Want to Know the World's Largest Observatory?

Want to Know the World's Largest Observatory?:
This is the largest observatories in the world, named ALMA ((Atacama Large Millimeter / Submillimeter Array). Inaugurated on Wednesday (03/13/2013).
Standing at an altitude of 5000 meters above sea level, Chajnantor plateau (plateau Chjnantor), Chile. ALMA radio telescope equipped with 66 large-shaped antenna has a diameter of seven to 12 meters.

"This is a milestone for a project that never materialized largest observatories in the world," said an astronomer ALMA, Giani Marconi.

The project is expected to provide information that was not previously available that may help scientists to understand the origin of the universe. Scientists hope the research of gas and dust that form stars and galaxies.

Giani Marconi said the ALMA makes the place special is almost no vapor.

"Almost no steam at all that radiation from celestial objects, from galaxies and stars, come without problems, is not absorbed by the atmosphere itself," said Marconi.

The construction project took more than 10 years and is estimated to reduce the cost of sebasar U.S. $ 1.3 billion and received an injection of funds from Chile, the United States, Europe, Canada and Japan.

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Want to Know the World's Largest Observatory?