Milky Way over ALMA

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO)/Yuri Beletsky.  I hope you like my quote there around mid-post.  It’s usually something I awkwardly mutter to myself only.

Stand tall, be yourself, be an inspiration, act with a purpose, and respect will be paid to you.  A photographic lesson from the universe to all of us down here scurrying around on spaceship Earth.  To our human senses, standing here we would hear nothing of the high powered conversation going on between these receivers and the Milky Way itself.  The radio ears of humanity eagerly poised to the sky listening, learning as much as we can with what we have.

“May some long traveled light from the universe fall dark and rest in your eyes tonight………..”

This masterful image comes from ESO photographer Yuri Beletsky and it’s of The European Southern Observatory (ESO) Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) which is the world’s most highly advanced radio telescope. It’s comprised of 66 separate antennas which are spaced to a total diameter of 15 kilometers (9.3 mi.) and perched 5,000 meters (16,400 ft.) high on the Chajnantor plateau in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

ESO page for this image: http://www.eso.org/public/images/uhd_beletsky_alma_15/

ESO ALMA homepage: http://www.almaobservatory.org/

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