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ALMA Telescope

ALMA Telescope:

Using the powerful Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope, astronomers have gained new insights into how planets form around binary star systems, where two stars orbit a common centre of mass.

  • ALMA Telescope is a state-of-the-art telescope that studies celestial objectsat millimetre and submillimetre wavelengths.
  • It is a radio telescope comprising 66 antennas located in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.
  • They can penetrate through dust clouds and help astronomers examine dim and distant galaxies and stars out there.
  • It also has extraordinary sensitivity, which allows it to detect even extremely faint radio signals.
  • The telescope consists of 66 high-precision antennas, spread over a distance of up to 16 km.
  • It is operated under a partnership between the United States and 16 countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Chile.
  • The radio telescope was designed, planned and constructed by the US’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO).