Images produced by a giant radio telescope array in Chile's Atacama desert show a nascent star and what's thought to be its solar system in the process of being born.
Astronomers have taken the best picture yet of a planetary system being born. The image, taken by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in the high-altitude desert in Chile, reveals a planet-forming disk of gas around a young, sun-like star, in great detail. The post The Best Baby Picture Ever of a Planetary System appeared first on WIRED.
By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): The driest place on the planet is the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. It gets about a half-inch of rain per year. And yet in 2011, archaeologists discovered that it’s also home to a site containing the fossilized skeletons of numerous whales and other ancient sea creatures. I’m detecting […]
Referred to affectionately as "Ata," (for Atacama Desert) this 6-inch long skeleton was found in an abandoned mining town in Chile in 2003. Some thought it must be quite old, but dated back only a few decades and had high enough quality DNA to be tested. Show More Summary
Those shopping for hotels in the Atacama Desert and the town of San Pedro will find that selecting a property has just as much to do with its outdoor offering as it does its comfort level. Most mid-range and upscale hotels in the area...Show More Summary
View from the top of Toco Mountain at 18,385 feet on the border of Chile and Bolivia Beautiful, isn't it? The Atacama offers an awe-inspiring combination of desert landscape, towering peaks, and refreshing lagoons, and travelers should spend as much time as they possibly can exploring these incredible outdoor opportunities. Show More Summary
International investment agencies approved funding for a 10 MW solar power plant in Chile's Atacama Desert, one of the world optimal locations for solar 141 MW Solar Power Plant Set For Chile was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
On Fotones Valley at Cerro Armazones in the Atacama desert, Chile, the works for a 39-meter diameter telescope, the biggest optic/infrared of the world, are underway. On 2010, the European Southern Observatory Board chose that location in the Chilean desert for the future E-ELT.2, that will become the most southern...
Though the massive 66-antenna ALMA array in Chile's Atacama desert has been online since last October when the last of its 54, 12-meter radios was installed, the system has only been operating at a fraction of its potential resolution. Show More Summary
The giant Atacama Desert cradling solar panels is a beautiful image. Find the middle of Chile’s Atacama Desert and take a look — the largest solar PV plant in Latin America has come online. SunEdison has established the 100MW Amanecer solar power plant in this vast desert of Chili. Show More Summary
Originally published on Solar Love. Chile 110 MW CSP Plant Moves Forward (via Solar Love) The Cerro Dominador solar-thermal mega-project being developed in the Atacama Desert in Chile just took a big step forward after obtaining a favorable environmental rating from Chilean Environmental Service authorities. Show More Summary
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array consists of 66 individual 12-meter diameter and 7-meter radio telescopes that can be moved to zoom in on a patch of sky. But how do they move those beasts around the desert? Read more...
GasAtacama, energy provider to metal producers in Chile's Atacama desert, has lined up eight potential U.S. natural gas suppliers for a proposed import terminal on its Pacific Coast,
Because when you don't know where you are, you just might end up in the place where you most want to be. You don't have to go to the Atacama Desert in Chile, either. But it helps.
Astronomers are eager to use the newly completed Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), an array of radio telescopes in the Atacama desert of northern Chile, and similar facilities to follow the story of water when planetary systems form. This is...
Location: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile Hotel Name: Tierra Atacama The Skinny: Located on the Altiplano of the Andes Mountains, the Chilean resort of Tierra Atacama offers spectacular natural beauty to go...
Researchers were left scratching their heads in 2011 when they came upon a trove of whale fossils between 6 million and 9 million years old, of all places in Chile's Atacama Desert. It featured dozens of specimens, accounting for "at least 10 different kinds of marine animals, recurring in four...
This is a remarkable wine, made by large producer Ventisquero on a very small scale from vineyards in the Atacama desert, in the far north of the country. It hardly every rains here, so the soils are quite unique. I reported on the Tara white a while back after tasting it in Chile; this red [...]
Chile's Atacama Desert—the world's highest and driest—is packed with what's been called "white gold": nitrate deposits that have been historically important. The nitrates found there were key to World War I bombs and battling iodine deficiency, LiveScience reports. But until now, just how the material got there has...
Photographer Nicholas Buer spent 12 days looking at the stars in the Atacama Desert. Between the high altitude, the dry, cloudless air and the lack of light pollution, the Atacama Desert of northern Chile boasts some of the greatest views of the night sky on Earth. Show More Summary