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ALMA discovers the most distant object of the solar system
« on: December 13, 2015, 12:33:20 PM »
Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) 5,000 feet elevation in Chile

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1512.02652.pdf 

Astronomy & Astrophysics manuscript no. aCenD_ALMA_Letter c
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1512.02652.pdf

ESO 2015 December 10, 2015
Letter to the Editor

A new submm source within a few arcseconds of αCentauri
ALMA discovers the most distant object of the solar system


R. Liseau1, W. Vlemmings1, E. O’Gorman1, E. Bertone2, M. Chavez2, and V. De la Luz3
1 Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, Onsala Space Observatory, SE-439 92 Onsala, Sweden, e-mail: rene.liseau@chalmers.se 2 Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE), Luis Enrique Erro 1, Sta. María Tonantzintla, Puebla, Mexico, 3 CONACYT ResearchFellow,SCiESMEX,InstitutodeGeofisica,UnidadMichoacan,UniversidadNacionalAutonomadeMexico, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. CP 58190 Received ; accepted
ABSTRACT
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The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is an international partnership of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) of Japan, together with NRC (Canada), NSC and ASIAA (Taiwan), and KASI (Republic of Korea), in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. ALMA -the largest astronomical project in existence- is a single telescope of revolutionary design, composed of 66 high precision antennas located on the Chajnantor plateau, 5000 meters altitude in northern Chile.