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Night at ALMA

Night at the ALMA Operations Support Facility (ALMA/via NAOJ/Theta) Click on the link 国立天文台 アルマ望遠鏡 (National Astronomical Observatory Alma Telescope) under the picture and see more panoramas, like this one. ALMA is located near San…


Closer than Mars, and a bit warmer

Next week will see ESA’s most ambitious planetary rover test yet. Robotic exploration of a Mars-like desert in South America will be overseen from the UK, providing experience for future missions to the Red Planet….


At Alma

At the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array it’s winter. Here we bake in temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius, a rarity in the Low Countries. It also means a long wait for the skies to darken. If…