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... telescope of its kind.
The abbreviation ALMA means Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array. It makes sense. It's in the Atacama, it's big and it captures the electromagnetic radiation that is around a millimeter, between infra red and radio waves. It's composed of almost 70 individual parabolic antennas that work together in an array, a synced formation. Antennas in an array will in some aspects have the same performance as one big ...
... all off David, as a surprise, booked us into the 5- star Terrado Suites on the waterfront for the following day. I could hardly believe it especially with our budget to think of. The hotel was gorgeous, with views right across the bay; it even had its own spa. Our room was huge; I have never stayed in a place like it. There was a beautiful balcony for us to soak in the scenery and enjoy a bottle of wine. We arrived at the hotel early and went straight to the spa indulging ...
... that the earth’s core has formed. Tal Tal has a petrol station which has a permanent 40 minute wait and a lovely beach on which you can camp. Since we are now getting close to San Pedro de Atacama which, we hear, is on yellow alert because of increased seismic readings, things are a bit spooky and we are a bit mindful of tsunamis if there is any activity especially as we usually camp about 2 feet above the high tide mark.
... earth, and shortly after that the ground is covered by a short, stiff, brown mat of grass. Goats, sheep and llamas are our first signs of civilization. We roll along under the watchfull gaze of Licancabur volcano, as it smoulders away.
Flew to Antofagasta today. It's in the middle of nowhere, desert all around. We are starting the trip here because this is the harbour to which the 3 cars and 28 motorcycles have been shipped.
We arrived just after they had an earth quake, 6.5 on the Richter scale !! WOW !!
They seem to be quite used to it but I am glad we just missed it. We can't see any damage though.
They told us that ...
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