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PHOTOS: Getting Ready for the World’s Largest Radio Telescope

In Chile’s Atacama Desert, astronomers are preparing for a new array that will stretch across 10 miles

Glimpse Into the Unknown

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ALMA will yield clues to the darkest, coldest, most distant corners of the universe, invisible until now. Already, in 2011, researchers using the partially completed telescope got a stunning look at a system of new planets orbiting the star Formalhaut, 25 light-years away.

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