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Merged in Twilight   -  By: Babak A. Tafreshi

A 360-degree fisheye view (fulldome) of the Milky Way in the morning twilight from altitude of over 5,000 meters on Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes; the site for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) with total of 66 giant radio dishes, each 12 or 7 meters in diameter. ALMA will revolutionize exploration of the universe in radio wavelength. ALMA is known as the world's largest ground-based astronomy project now involving many countries. On the left Venus and the zodiacal light appear above the dishes. The galaxy's bright central bulge in the Scorpius and Sagittarius is overhead. Venus and the zodiacal light appear on the lower left. This visit to ALMA was arranged by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), one of the main partner organizations of ALMA


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