Chile's ALMA seeks to double capacity in a decade after a slow re-opening

Chile's massive space observatory in the Atacama desert region is hoping to shed new light on black holes, boosting its technical capabilities to uncover the universe's secrets. More here

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Chile's massive space observatory in the Atacama desert region is hoping to shed new light on black holes, boosting its technical capabilities to uncover the universe's secrets. More here

Now that Chile's ALMA Observatory is running at full force after the COVID-19 pandemic caused its first shutdown, its director is hoping to double its capacity to better understand black holes.

RegisterIt takes a lot of logistics to take a picture of a black hole and after Chile's ALMA observatory shut down, it took months to get the observatory running at full force again.Read MoreThe massive 12- and 7-meter diameter antennas can be placed anywhere from a few meters to several kilometers apart depending on what scientists need.

ALMA boasts 10 times more details than can be seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.Register

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