Monday, July 27, 2015

Chajnantor Plateau, Chilean Puna, Atacama Desert, Chile, South America

The Road to the Stars 
The Road to the Stars by European Southern Observatory

This photograph shows the road to the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)’s Operations Support Facility (OSF) and then on further to the breathtaking Chajnantor Plateau at 5000 metres above sea level. The plateau, situated in Chilean Puna in the Atacama region, is home to the Array Operations Site (AOS) and is the site of the highest and driest astronomical observatory on Earth.

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