ALMA: Atacama Large Millimeter Submillimeter Array
Focused on exploring the darkest, coldest, most distant, regions of space to develop a deeper understanding of the origins of our universe.
The Atacama Large Millimeter Submillimeter Array (ALMA) is a forefront astronomy facility in northern Chile. ALMA is at an altitude of 5,050 meters and consists of an 11-mile-wide interferometric imaging array of 54, 12-meter dish antennas and a compact array of 12, 7-meter antennas.
AUI proposed the creation of ALMA
ALMA began early science operations in September 2011 and has led to several important discoveries including the first detailed images of a planet forming disc around the young star HL Tau.
Images of Planet Forming Disc
Images of Super Massive Black Hole