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Chile's ALMA probes for origins of universe

(AP)—Earth's largest radio telescope is growing more powerful by the day on this remote plateau high above Chile's Atacama desert, where visitors often feel like they're planting the first human footprints on the red crust ...

dateOct 26, 2012 in Astronomy
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Astrochemistry enters a bold new era with ALMA

(—Combining the cutting-edge capabilities of the ALMA telescope with newly-developed laboratory techniques, scientists are opening a completely new era for deciphering the chemistry of the Universe. A research ...

dateSep 20, 2012 in Astronomy
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VISTA: Pioneering new survey telescope starts work

VISTA is the latest telescope to be added to ESO's Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. It is housed on the peak adjacent to the one hosting the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) and shares the same exceptional ...

dateDec 11, 2009 in Astronomy
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