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Describe the astronomy facilities at the ALMA in Chile. Must Be In Own Words

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Describe the astronomy facilities at the ALMA in Chile. Assess the range of applications of this Array and the special considerations that were made in choosing its location.

Mar 13th, 2015

ALMA is a giant telescope located 5000 meters above sea level. 66 antennas allows for it to see farther and more accurately than normal telescopes.  The telescope is in the desert with the antennas on the plateu- dryness and latitutde are why they chose that location to increase the radio wave clarity.  This telescope will be able to see more details of planets, stars, and solar systems.  reference: http://www.almaobservatory.org/en/about-alma

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