Atacama Large Millimeter ArrayBy 2013, engineers should finish installing at least 60 more of the 39-foot-diameter, 100-ton dishes, to capture the narrow spectrum of radiation that can pass through interstellar dust clouds.

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The scientists will observe, among other things, the gravitational collapse that initiates the birth of stars and the red-shifted radiation emitted 10 billion years ago from the far reaches of the universe.

via popsci