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

(Babak Tafreshi / Science Source)

A Portal into Time

(Babak Tafreshi / Science Source)

Star Power In the Atacama Desert of northern Chile’s Andes, on the 16,500-foot-high Chajnantor Plateau, astronomers are getting ready to peer at the origins of the universe, and investigate phenomena from black holes to the Big Bang with a revolutionary new instrument.


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