Mordor?

ALMA's dramatic surroundings

Why would I even write something like the title to this post? There is a part of me which simply loves Lord of the Rings, another part loves science and, yes, the sober approach to things that comes with it.

This is a part of the ALMA observatory there in the foreground. It is run by the European Southern Observatory in the Atacama desert in Chile. I couldn’t fit the whole image here, so check it out at the source below. You won’t be disappointed.

That’s the reality of it. I shouldn’t have cut off half of the antenna park. The scientist in me requires this to be a stupid idea.

Thing is, humans are story-based thinkers. Scientists know that. Sometimes, we have to work around it, too. Sometimes, we don’t have to. 😉

Credits: Y. Beletsky/ESO
Source: https://www.eso.org/public/germany/images/alma_color-CC/
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