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ALMA radio astronomy observatory. ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) array being constructed. ALMA is an array of radio telescopes being constructed 5,000 metres above sea-level in the Atacama Desert of the Chilean Andes. When finished it will be the World's most advanced radio astronomy observatory (as of 2010). The transporter (yellow) can be used to re-arrange the layout of the telescopes according to the observatory's needs.
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