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The promise of interferometry in the mm range: ALMA

  title={The promise of interferometry in the mm range: ALMA},
  author={Alain Omont},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  • A. Omont
  • Published 18 April 2003
  • Physics, Geology
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), a world-wide project (64x12m-dishes operating from 84 to 720 GHz, to be completed by 2011) will represent a jump of almost two orders of magnitude in sensitivity and angular resolution as compared to present millimeter/submillimeter interferometers, and will thus undoubtedly produce a major step in astrophysics. The main objectives will be the origins of galaxies, stars and planets. ALMA will be able to detect dust-enshrouded star-forming galaxies at… 
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