Thinking of a World’s Most Powerful Telescope ? The next March 13, ALMA will officially inaugurate the world’s largest telescope observatory situated at 5000 meters altitude above the sea in the Andes (Chile) with the aim of exploring the cosmic origins.
The World’s most Powerful Telescope
ALMA is an international astronomy facility result of a partnership between Europe, Japan and North America in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. The complex is funded by the European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, in Japan by the National Institutes of Natural Sciences and the National Science Foundation of the United States.
The largest telescope in the world will study the universe at wavelengths in the millimeter and submillimeter boundary between infrared light and radio waves longer. But Alma is not much like the idea that people have of a giant telescope, do not use bright mirrors that characterize this type of device. It is equipped with 66 high-precision antennas with large metal reflectors.
This wonderful example of global partnership for science will open a new window of high resolution and sensitivity to be able to unravel the mysteries of the universe, probe the first stars, exoplanets and possibly discover the first traces of light of different galaxies.
The inauguration of ALMA on 13 March will continue streaming starting at 14:30 UTC . It will be a great opportunity for all those lovers of science and astronomy in particular, live to witness what a future could solve many of the current concerns we have about the creation of the universe and ourselves.