One time I asked to my school physics teacher "why physics?", he answered "because it brings me closer to God". He was referring to this.
Just read the article. it is mind blowing: one what the human mind can do and two, the amazing universe we live in. We just do not know much at all yet, but the concept of knowing is what makes me happy and realise the potential of all peoples whatever their back ground. Being human can be special
This exquisite photo has a rather surreal feel to it, mostly due to the way the light plays off the antennae. I have to say I do not understand the references to searching for "aliens" (indicated in several comments below). My impression was that the astronomers now have a greater opportunity to make amazing cosmic discoveries.
Thank you for sharing such a fantastic image.
If looking for extraterrestrials creates opportunities for images like this one, then I say, "let's keep looking, and keep building more telescopes".
Very nice image ...great work!!!!
I think we're looking for extraterrestrial intelligence in vain. Too many years waiting for an answer to come from outer space.
love the pic ....
looks like a party going on in an alien planet with the aliens shaped like antennaes !!! :D
Bueatiful I could look at it for a long time and find something new to catch my attention. Congradulations on a great photo
The very old, and the very new. For me the moon is eye catching at first look. Then there is the sky, and the hills beyond., that covers the 'old'. The 'new' is what science is doing here and now, in this picture at the desert in Chile. A good shot, well taken. j.e.s.....
Dave, what a great photo! I love astronomy and this creative photo has captured the "essence" of our search for the Unknown. All "trained on the sky". Love it!
I think - its a beautiful photograph especially with the moon in the dark sky and the mountains. By themselves they would make a gorgeous photo - including the telecopes - makes this doubly interesting and informative. Thanks for sharing.
Large ears for a wavelength in a mm range and below. And many ears to compute the resulting pictures from interferometry. That looks simple but must be a complex procedure and there is a brain to do this. I would like to be at the joystic to place those ears in that desert..
An image for those who love science fiction! I like the way the sky, mountains and plateau are all so dark, in contrast to the parabolic disk antennas, and that the antennas are gazing in different directions, like a group of amateur astronomers on an field trip.