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the ALMA array in Chile
March 18, 2014

Eyes on the Heavens

Light from the setting sun dances on antennas forming part of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), high in Chile’s Atacama Desert. The world's largest and costliest ground-based telescope, ALMA was officially inaugurated in 2013 and has already delivered on expectations, allowing researchers to peer at 26 distant galaxies showing bursts of star formation.

See more pictures from the April 2014 feature story "Cosmic Dawn."

Photographer Dave Yoder tells the story of photographing at ALMA Array »

Photograph by Dave Yoder, National Geographic

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