Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Can your telescope do this? ALMA-zing photograph from outer space!!!

ASTRONOMERS have gone to "one of the most extreme locations on Earth" in order to look far beyond it.
The ALMA radio telescope is perched on Chile's exotic Chajnator plateau and cost $1.35 billion to construct - but the images it captures are priceless.
The breathtaking photo (below) gives us a peek at the Antennae Galaxies in the constellation Corvus, a cool 70 million light-years from home.
Amazingly, experts say the image quality will improve as the colossal telescope - consisting of 66 highly sophisticated antenna shields - moves out of the testing phase and into full operation.

No comments:

Post a Comment