Sebastian Pinera

Chile unveils world's largest astronomical observatory

largest-astronomical-observatorySantiago, March 14 : Chilean President Sebastian Pinera presided over the launch of the world's largest astronomical observatory in the remote Atacama Desert of the northern Chilean Andes.

Home to the world's most powerful telescope, the Atacama Large millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the observatory is the result of a collaboration between Europe, the US, Japan and Chile, according to a press release.

"One of our many natural resources is Chile's spectacular night sky," Xinhua quoted Pinera as saying.

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