A team of astronomers has used the new ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) telescope to pinpoint the locations of over 100 of the most fertile star-forming galaxies in the early Universe. ALMA is so powerful that, in just a few...
The picture above is claimed, by the upcoming documentary Sirius, to be the minuscule (6 inches) corpse of an actual alien found a few years back in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Steven Greer, one of the makers of the film, created the Disclosure Project in 1993 and claims, “What people need to understand is the secrecy [...]
This past October, astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile's Atacama Desert discovered a totally unexpected spiral structure in the material around the old star R Sculptoris. This is the first time that such a structure, along...
“…paradigm shifting physical evidence of a medically and scientifically analyzed DNA sequenced humanoid creature of unknown classification found in the Atacama desert, Chile.” That’s how serious Sirius is. Okay. Enough with the ‘serious’ jokes and let’s get...
In his first South American show, British artist Hamish Fulton presents one of his latest walking projects, which took place in the Atacama Desert, in Northern Chile. This project, an invitation from Plataforma Atacama, consisted of climbing the Jorquencal peak seven times in fourteen days, in the small village of Machuca. Show More Summary
It’s not often you get to see a telescope dance, but that’s exactly what happened in the thin, dry air of Chile’s Atacama Desert on March 12. That’s when astronomy’s newest, biggest, most powerful stargazing machine was formally dedicated, after more than a year of preliminary operations. Show More Summary
As the BBC reported on Wednesday, having opened its eyes in 2011, and with 57 of its 66 antennas now ready to receive data on the Chajnantor Plateau in the Atacama desert, Chile, the Atacama Large Millimetre/Sub-millimetre Array (ALMA) was officially inaugurated on March 13. Here’s the associated ESOcast 55: The ALMA Inauguration. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO). Editing: Martin [...]
A journalist takes pictures of the parabolic antennas at an astronomical observatory in the Atacama desert, north of Santiago, Chile. Click through for a look at more of the week's most remarkable images from around the globe. More
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The world’s largest telescope array officially opened Wednesday in Atacama Desert in northern Chile. The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) consists of 66 huge antennas directed towards the night sky to gather data and images of neighboring stars and some of the most distant, ancient galaxies. Its telescopes will have better resolution than the famous [...]
ALMA has arrived, and she is enormous. The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA, was officially opened today in the high desert of the Chilean Andes. Guests including the president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, gathered to celebrate the the largest ground-based astronomical project in the world. More »
Today is inauguration day for ALMA, the massive telescopic array that’s still under construction in Chile’s Atacama Desert. But just because it’s not finished doesn’t mean astronomers haven’t been using it. The $1.5 billion telescope...Show More Summary
The world's most powerful telescope which can produce images ten times sharper than Nasa's Hubble is to become operational in Chile's Atacama desert.The Alma telescope, which promises to probe deeper into space than ever before, comprises...Show More Summary
The second in a series of audio blogs chronicling my trip to the driest spot on Earth, Chile's Atacama desert, to see the inauguration of the ALMA Observatory. Al Wooten and Alison Peck tell the story of ALMA.
The first in a series of audio blogs chronicling my trip to the driest spot on Earth, Chile's Atacama desert, to see the inauguration of the ALMA Observatory.
Each one of these buildings houses a 1.8-meter telescope at the Paranal Observatory, located deep in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Together, along with several others, they produce very high resolution images of the night sky in a part of the world where distracting light pollution isn't an issue. Show More Summary
There?s something magical about a star-filled night sky. You don?t have to be an astronomer, or know the names of the constellations to appreciate it, but one look at the sky over Chile?s Atacama Desert and you?ll want to know more. Some of the world?s best astronomical science is conducted here, thanks to the dry [...]Show More Summary
One sleepless night a few weeks ago, I saw about 20 minutes of a beautiful documentary on the Atacama Desert of Chile called Nostalgia for the Light: and I couldn't rest until I got a copy of it.... Read Full Post
Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) is located 8 miles west of the beautiful town of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, in the Atacama desert, considered one of the driest places on earth as some areas have not received a single drop of rain in hundreds of years. The Valle de la Luna [...]Show More Summary
Chilean team "Atenea II " competes with a solar car during the first stage of the Atacama Solar Challenge -- a solar car race in Atacama Desert, northern Chile -- in Calama on Nov. 15, 2012. Fifteen teams from four countries are participating in the three-day 1300 km race. Fol …