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Southern Milky Way above ALMA

Image credit & copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO)/Babak Tafreshi. Located 5,058 meters (16,597 ft.) high on the Chajnantor Plateau in Chile’s Atacama Desert (The driest desert in the world) sits the most powerful radio telescope as well as the most … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Structure of NGC 1433 (Zoom)

Images Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESO’s ALMA Observatory. At a distance of 32 million light years, this galaxy in the southern constellation of Dorado (The Dolphinfish) is a beautiful spiral galaxy with an outer ring of … Continue reading

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ALMA on Watch

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) Babek Tafreshi. I can’t get enough of these ALMA images.  Behind the closest antenna, the Milky Way galaxy rises vertically overhead and off in the distance like two snowballs on a glass … Continue reading

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ALMA in Zodiacal Light

Image Credit & Copyright: ESO/B. Tafreshi. What a stunning quality image by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) photographer, Babak Tafreshi. Six of the sixty-six massive radio antennas that make up the Atacama Large Millimeter/Sub-millimeter Array or “ALMA” radio observatory can … Continue reading

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WITH AWE INSPIRING GREATNESS, COMES ATTENTION

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 … Continue reading

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THE MIGHTY ALMA MAKES ITS BIGGEST FIND TO DATE

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). Here’s what will likely go down as one of the most if not THE most amazing image of 2014. What you’re looking at here is an actual … Continue reading

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ALMA REVEALS SPIRAL STRUCTURE AND AN OUTER SHELL AROUND DYING STAR.

ALMA REVEALS SPIRAL STRUCTURE AND AN OUTER SHELL AROUND DYING STAR. Photo By: ESA/ESO Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA). CLICK for full size and all links below. In 2012, astronomers at ALMA, the most powerful radio telescope ever constructed were … Continue reading

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