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Press Release 13-040

National Science Foundation Celebrates Inauguration of Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile

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ALMA antennas at night

The antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) scrutinize the mysteries of the universe 24 hours a day. ALMA is an international astronomy facility that is a partnership of Europe, North America and East Asia in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. It is funded in part by the National Science Foundation.

Credit: ALMA


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U.S. astronaut Tom Marshburn and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, both on board the International Space Station as part of Expedition 34, sent greetings and congratulations for the inauguration of ALMA, March 13, 2013.

Credit: NASA

 

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Fact Sheet on US contributions to ALMA, provided by the US Embassy in Santiago, Chile.

Credit: US Embassy, Chile


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NSF Director Subra Suresh with Chile President Sebastian Pinera and ALMA telescope

NSF Director Subra Suresh tours ALMA's Array Operations Site with Chile President Sebastián Piñera.

Credit: NSF


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Highlights from Dr. Sureshs speech at the ALMA Dedication in Chile.

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