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Message 1346403 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 6:10:41 UTC


First pictures from the £1bn time machine telescope reveal faraway galaxy forming stars at 'breathtaking rate'




The first image from the ALMA telescope: This montage combines data from ALMA with images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, for five distant galaxies. The ALMA images, represented in red, show the distant, background galaxies, being distorted by the gravitational lens effect produced by the galaxies in the foreground, depicted in the Hubble data in blue.



Radio telescope antennas of the ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) project, in the Atacama desert, some 1500 km north of Santiago, on March 12,2013.


The Alma project, built in the Atacama Desert in Chile, officially opens on Wednesday.

The telescope is expected to help scientists unlock new information about the Universe.

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Message 1346407 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 6:19:01 UTC - in response to Message 1346403.

The ambition of astronomical project Alma, the largest-ever international radio telescope venture, is no small feat.

"It will help us answer where we come from or whether we are alone in the Universe," said Thijs de Graauw, project director.

At a cost of US$1.4bn (£1bn), the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array, which opened on Wednesday in Chile, promises to start a new era in science by offering insight into unexplored stars and galaxies.

It comprises 66 giant radio telescopes destined to observe the sky in millimetre and sub-millimetre wavelengths.

They are located more than 5.000m high in the Atacama Desert. That makes it the second-highest construction in the world, after a train station in the Himalayas.


Alma telescope: Ribbon cut on astronomical giant


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Message 1346443 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 7:38:20 UTC - in response to Message 1346407.



Alma telescope: Ribbon cut on astronomical giant




i like the images at the bottom of that paper, where you have the
Alma Alma/Hubble Hubble TABS. and compare.

i really would rather took the money and buy some Hubble's children and place them in orbit instead to have spent for that ....

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Message 1346472 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 9:47:32 UTC - in response to Message 1346443.

Hubble needed three Shuttle missions to install, repair after the first error was found in its telescope, and upgrade. There are no Shuttles any more. All you need to go to ALMA is a car and an oxygen flask.
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Message 1346545 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 14:37:32 UTC

Interesting that the ALMA can monitor the positronium line at 203.385 GigaHertz. This was suggested by Dr. Nickolai Kardashev as a 'magic' frequency, like the neutral hydrogen line at 1420.405 MHz, for SETI contatct. Both of these frequencies seem to stand out as obvious universal hailing channels. The positronium line is at the peak of radio energy left over from the big bang.

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Message 1346640 - Posted: 14 Mar 2013, 19:11:02 UTC

Thanks Lynn, good stuff there :-)



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Message 1347189 - Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 6:48:50 UTC - in response to Message 1346640.

Thanks Lynn, good stuff there :-)





Your welcome, Chris :-)

I hope to see more images from, Alma. Huge array of telescopes. The elevation is too high up for me. Need oxygen just to get there.

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Message 1347400 - Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 18:55:04 UTC - in response to Message 1347189.

Thanks Lynn, good stuff there :-)





Your welcome, Chris :-)

I hope to see more images from, Alma. Huge array of telescopes. The elevation is too high up for me. Need oxygen just to get there.



if we can call that 'images' ^^
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Message 1347473 - Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 23:10:19 UTC - in response to Message 1347400.


Distant star baby boom captured by huge new telescope

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Message 1347479 - Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 23:31:53 UTC

Excellent information Lynn!
You make some very informative posts!

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Message 1347637 - Posted: 17 Mar 2013, 11:53:59 UTC
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massive galaxy (in blue) bends the light of a more distant galaxy, forming a ring-like image
of the background galaxy which is observed by ALMA, in this artist's impression. (Y. Hezaveh/McGill University)

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Message 1347993 - Posted: 18 Mar 2013, 6:39:30 UTC - in response to Message 1347479.

Excellent information Lynn!
You make some very informative posts!

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Steve, thanks for saying that!

When they are all up and running, the images will be excellent!

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Message 1347994 - Posted: 18 Mar 2013, 6:42:22 UTC - in response to Message 1347637.


massive galaxy (in blue) bends the light of a more distant galaxy, forming a ring-like image
of the background galaxy which is observed by ALMA, in this artist's impression. (Y. Hezaveh/McGill University)


Michel44A, thanks for the image, very impressive!

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Message 1358329 - Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 1:25:04 UTC - in response to Message 1347994.


ALMA Captures more than 100 Ancient Star-Forming Galaxies

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Message 1358356 - Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 3:22:55 UTC

Thank you Lynn good scince
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