The Gigantic ALMA Radio Telescope in Chile
Air Date: 01/21/2013
Run Time: 28:50
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- Alison Peck, Former ALMA Commissioning Scientists Team Leader, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
- Al Wooten, North American Project Scientist and head of the North American ALMA Science Center, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
ALMA will make sharper images than the Hubble Space Telescope, yet it’s a radio telescope! ALMA scientists Alison Peck and Al Wooten tell us about this array of 66 huge dishes in Chile’s Atacama desert. Emily Lakdawalla reports that Curiosity scientists are celebrating a detour for the rover. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye chats with Advocacy and Outreach Strategist Casey Dreier. Who's that singing "Space Truckin" on What's Up? NOTE THE LINK TO THE NEW WHAT'S UP! CONTEST ENTRY FORM BELOW. Bill Nye might be answering your phone for you.
- Complete Interview with Alison Peck and Al Wooten about ALMA
- NRAO/NAASC Site for ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
- BLOG: Curiosity Update--"Glenelg is a scientific candy store!"
- BLOG: Chang'E Flyby Images of Asteroid Toutatis
- Official Deep Purple Website
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Who was the test pilot that flew the most flights in the X15?
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What is the ratio of escape velocities between Jupiter and Earth?
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What song by what group begins with the lines, "We had a lot of luck on Venus. We always had a ball on Mars?"
"Space Truckin" by Deep Purple, covered by, among others, a certain Federation Starship captain.
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