ALMA Images coming for you

Just saw at Gizmag the debut images generated by the Atacama Large Milimeter/sub-milimeter Array  of Radio Telescopes (ALMA) in Chile. You might be asking yourself what that has to do with you. I’ll have to say that if by any chance you love pictures deep space pictures such as of nebulas and super novas like I do, you will get thrilled! Besides shedding more light on how the universe came into being, ALMA will provide us with beeeeautiful deep space images, actually along with Hubble they will be able to provide more detailed composed pictures. Well, you can get more info in the original post  from Gizmag here.

Multiwavelength composite of interacting galaxies NGC 4038/4039, the Antennae, showing VLA radio (blues), past and recent starbirths in HST and CTIO optical (whites and pinks), and a selection of current star-forming regions in ALMA’s mm/submm (orange and yellows) showing detail surpassing all other views in these wavelengths. Photo: NRAO/AUI/NSF; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); HST (NASA, ESA, and B. Whitmore (STScI)); J. Hibbard, (NRAO/AUI/NSF); NOAO/AURA/NSF – (This caption was taken from Gizmag)

The Antennae Galaxy Credit: (NRAO/AUI/NSF); ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); HST (NASA, ESA, and B. Whitmore (STScI)); J. Hibbard, (NRAO/AUI/NSF); NOAO/AURA/NSF.

Overview of ALMA radiotelescopes in Chile (Photo: W. Garnier, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)



3 thoughts on “ALMA Images coming for you

  1. Lemme check how this thing works 🙂

  2. Nice!! Do u believe that I were in Atacama and didn’t visit ALMA?
    Shame on you!!

    • Well… shame on you! heheheh… Atacama seems like quite a big place, and looking at the photos it seems that ALMA is in one of those far etched and remote spots almost unreachable by ordinary means… but it would have been cool to pay them a visit 😉

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