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ALMA 3D motion

By: Stephane Guisard

 

Region: Americas

Site: Chajnantor - Chile

Date: November 2011

Turn on your speakers and use 3D glasses (Red/Cyan) to enjoy this unique anaglyph timelapse video, made by a pair of cameras during the photographer visit to high altitude Andes at the border of Chile with Bolivia where the radio telescopes of ALMA array are located at the Chajnantor plateau (over 5000 meters high). The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is considered as one of the most complex astronomical projects of our time. By 2013 it will be completed with 66 antennas, each 12 or 7 meters wide, operating together as a single giant telescope. ALMA is a partnership of Europe, North America and East Asia in cooperation with Chile. The dark site's rarefied atmosphere, at about 50 percent sea level pressure, is also extremely dry. That makes it ideal for ALMA which is designed to explore the universe at wavelengths over 1,000 times longer than visible light. The Music credit: Valère Leroy. Video by Stephane Guisard - Astrosurf.com/sguisard

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