Space Love – Photos from the ALMA Telescope

Photos from the ALMA Telescope

Photos from the ALMA Telescope

Last week The 1.3 billion dollar Atacama Telescope snapped these beautiful pictures of our universe.
The impressive telescope sits on an Andean plateau 16,000 feet above sea level, and is the most powerful radio telescope in the world. The telescope uses radio technology to look deeper into space than would ever be possible with tech that involves the naked eye. As they explain:

The Antennae Galaxies (also known as NGC 4038 and 4039) are a pair of distorted colliding spiral galaxies about 70 million light-years away, in the constellation of Corvus (The Crow). This view combines ALMA observations, made in two different wavelength ranges during the observatory’s early testing phase, with visible-light observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.


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