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B-roll - ALMA Technology

19 August, 2020 / Read time: 1 minute

ALMA uses different technologies to make it possible to observe the cold and distant Universe. For example, without an ALMA correlator, ALMA could not combine the information collected by the antennas so that they function as if they were a single giant astronomical telescope, and without custom-built transporters, antenna movement would be impossible. From the chain of systems that receive signals to the heavy machinery in the operations facilities, a wide array of cutting-edge technology has pushed the frontiers of knowledge, not only in astronomy, but also in software, engineering and telecommunications. We still don’t know everything that astronomers will discover with this amazing instruments.