Today, a brand new telescope called ALMA opened its eyes. This gigantic telescope is the biggest in the world: it is made up of fifty-four 12-metre dish antennas (about the height of a four-storey building!) and another seven, slightly smaller antennas (7 metres). These 66 dishes will all work together to create the most powerful telescope on the face of the Earth! ALMA can capture light from some of the most distant objects in the cosmos, to show us never before seen details from the early Universe. This awesome picture shows the ALMA telescope sprawled across the Atacama Desert in Chile.
Clem & Adri Bacri-Normier (wingsforscience.com)/ ESO