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Flowers of Andes   -  By: Babak A. Tafreshi

Like flowers soaking up sunlight, telescope dishes seem to turn their faces toward the starry sky in this image of ALMA observatory, located 5000 meters above sea level on Chajnantor plateau in the Chilean Andes. The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array or ALMA is known as one of the most complex astronomical projects on the ground. It will eventually consist of 66 antennas, each 12 or 7 meters wide, operating together as a single giant telescope.


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