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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 expensive ground based telescope ever created; the Atacama Large Millimeter/Sub-millimeter Array or “ALMA.” In short, this is an interferometer of 66 massive radio telescopes that work at millimeter and sub-millimeter wavelengths (0.32 to 3.6 mm). 384 more words
- Vacuum birefringence has been observed by a team of scientists for the first time ever using the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT).
A little-known planet 111 light years away could be a ‘scaled-up version of Earth’ which is able to host alien life, according to new research. 365 more words