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Lofty Observatory Gets Boost

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Science  18 Jun 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5422, pp. 1915
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5422.1915

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The United States and Europe have breathed life into plans to build a giant new astronomical observatory in Chile that could be fully operational in 2009. Last week, science officials from both continents signed an agreement in Washington, D.C., laying out a 3-year plan for the design and development of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, which will capture emissions from some of the coolest and most distant objects in the universe.