From the February 2008 issue

Riding high in the Atacama

The Atacama Large Millimeter Array will provide radio astronomers an unprecedented combination of sensitivity and resolution.
By | Published: February 21, 2008
Currently taking shape on the Chajnantor plain in the Chilean Andes, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) promises to revolutionize the search for molecules in the universe — and so much more. When completed in 2012, the observatory will house up to 64 antennae, each 39 feet (12m) in diameter and weighing 115 tons.