SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Moon Water, Dubai Lights, More

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Moon Water, Dubai Lights, More
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September 23, 2009--A giant transport vehicle hauls a hundred-ton antenna toward the 16,400-foot (5,000-meter) plateau of Chajnantor in the Chilean Andes. The dish is the first to be installed on the plateau as part of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA, an astronomical observatory due to start operations in 2011.

ALMA will ultimately have at least 66 antennas, which, spread across the region, will operate as a single giant telescope.
— Photograph courtesy ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)
 
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