Illustration for article titled The Worlds Biggest Telescope Is Finally (Really) Complete

Though the massive 66-antenna ALMA array in Chile's Atacama desert has been online since last October when the last of its 54, 12-meter radios was installed, the system has only been operating at a fraction of its potential resolution. But with the delicate delivery of 12 additional 7-meter radio dishes—the last of which just reached the top of the plateau just last Friday—the ALMA is finally set to stare into the deepest depths of the observable universe. [ESO]


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