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Relocating Giant Antenna (5,000m Altitude) | Mega Transports | Chile | Free Documentary

  • Huge Drilling Rig Transport | Mega Transports | Free Documentary


    An drilling rig is towed around the world by a single tug.

    A brand-new drilling rig, worth 500 million dollar, has to go from South Korea to Europe. The problem: It is too gigantic for a heavy transport vessel. The solution: it’s being towed. By one single tug. It’s a true Mega Transport, halfway around the globe – all that in just 90 days.

    The Mega Transport starts in Ulsan, South Korea. West Bollsta was built here for 6 years – and is now ready to get to its operation site. But how should this beast be delivered? It’s 123 meters long and 76 meters wide. Its maximum drilling depth: incredible 12 kilometers! Way to bulky to be transported in a common way. Surprisingly, a rather small kind of boat is best for the job: the ALP Striker – one of the strongest ocean tugs in the world.

    The ALP Striker will pull the drilling rig across the oceans on arm-thick steel cables. They are so heavy that only the ship's own crane can move them. Connecting tug and rig alone takes a whole day.
    Once the drilling rig is towed to the tug, they’re embarking on a journey never before seen: around the cape of good hope. Navigation, pirates, wind and waves – there are many unpredictable challenges along the way. Once they have managed them all, the destination is in sight: the Canary islands.

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  • Gigantic Wind Park Relocation | Mega Transports | Free Documentary


    A wind park needs to get from Europe to Asia. Over two thousand tons of highly sensitive and valuable cargo. On one of the world’s largest heavy lift vessels.
    The team has only 37 days for loading in two ports and travelling once around half of the globe. To be able to transport the entire cargo, the crew even has to build another level altogether – in the middle of the deck.

    It’ll be an ongoing battle for five straight weeks. Against time. And against weather.

    The load: Five gigantic nacelles, each as heavy as a Boeing 747 and nine 75-meter-long blades. All these wind park components have been specially designed to fit together – and can only be replaced with a huge effort. Any damage to the cladding or the electronics could delay construction of the whole wind park project by months.

    The loading process is extremely complicate and has been developed especially for this transport! So no one has any experience with it. The crew has to trust the plans of the engineers. And they don’t have ANY margin of error. Just a couple centimeters too far to the left or right would mean: everything out again.
    A project never before undertaken – anywhere in the world. And no one knows if the risky plan will prove successful in the end.
    A mega transport in the superlative. Over two thousand two hundred tons of cargo on three levels. Below deck, on deck, and above deck.

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  • Gigantic Overseas Autoliner | Mega Transports | Free Documentary


    A transport to the other side of the globe. The “Höegh Trapper” is the largest automobile transporter in the world. Two hundred meters long, thirty-six meters wide. But the major attraction is actually behind the steel hull: A gigantic cargo area: In total over seventy-one thousand square meters. Enough room for eight-thousand-five-hundred cars. And hundreds of the so-called “High- and Heavies”: Gigantic machines of any kind.
    Her journey takes the fully loaded “Trapper” on a journey covering
    28,000 kilometers. The starting point: Antwerp in Belgium. Here, Port Captain Per Henningsen has to load 1,000 cars in record time – only 16 hours. Next stop: Bremerhaven, in Germany. Besides 2,000 cars here,
    Per has to load 200 high and heavy units – one of which has him
    worrying more than usual. He doesn’t know the exact measurements of the mysterious cargo – will it fit into the Trapper? From Bremerhaven, the journey continues to England, France, and Spain, and then out onto the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. From there across the pond to ports in the US and Jamaica, through the Panama Canal onto the Pacific and all the way to New Zealand and Australia…All that in just fifty days! The Panama Canal is the bottleneck of the journey. The canal is over a hundred years old and was designed for the largest ships at that time. Maximum width: 32.3 meters. For behemoths like The Trapper, that’s not enough. Canal authorities began construction on newer, larger lock systems in 2007. Since its opening in 2016, ships belonging to the so-called Neopanamax class can now transit the canal and that includes the Trapper. But even though the new lock chambers are fifty-five meters wide: For the Trapper this means not even ten meters clearance on either side - a special challenge for Captain She and his crew…
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  • ALMA: In Search of Our Cosmic Origins with Dr. Pierre Cox


    The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) released its first images of space in October 2011. Throughout its first half decade, ALMA has produced many exciting and fundamental results, enabling transformational science in a wide range of astronomy and planetary science subjects, from the Solar System to the early universe. Dr. Cox will present a selection of the most-remarkable ALMA scientific discoveries, compare the array's original fundamental science with its current results, and outline the future evolution of ALMA.

    Presented by Dr. Pierre Cox, Director, ALMA

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  • Origins: Planets to Galaxies with Stuartt Corder


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    Stuartt Corder will be presenting new research about the origins of planets and distant galaxies straight from the forefront of the largest array of infrared telescopes in Chile. The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) is a telescope designed to study the origins of the most fundamental components of the visible Universe, peering into the otherwise dense, dark and cold hearts that gave rise to the galaxy in which we live and this rock we call home. Allowing visualizations of the most distant galaxies and nearest star-forming region with unprecedented sensitivity and resolution, the inner reaches of young solar systems are being studied, the earliest galaxies are not only being detected but some details begin to emerge, and the molecular building blocks of life as we know it are being seen in growing numbers. Such capabilities do not come without tremendous efforts: ALMA was built and is operated in some of the harshest conditions on Earth. Functioning at 5000 m altitude in the driest of deserts is a physical challenge to the humans that work there. The environment also battles against the high precision design of the instrument itself, with intense UV radiation, thin air, and high winds with fine sand, pose a constant threat to the machine. ALMA, and its current results and further potential to understand star and planet formation, chemical origins of life and the onset of the first visible massive structures in the universe, are transforming what we know about where the astronomical world comes from.

  • From Baby Planets to Black Holes: ALMA Explores the Cold Universe - Dr. Gerald Schieven, NRC


    7:30 PM Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 Room A104, Bob Wright Centre, University of Victoria, Canada - a presentation made to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Victoria Centre.

    The ALMA Observatory is a billion dollar multi-national astronomy facility located at high elevation in the Atacama desert of northern Chile. Its 66 antennas work together as if one giant telescope 16 km in diameter, to give us unprecedented images of the cold, dark universe, including the birth of planets around other stars, organic molecules in the early universe, and the first image of the event horizon of the super-massive black hole at the centre of the M87 galaxy. Gerald will talk about the observatory, what it’s like to work there, and some of the astonishing discoveries being made by this facility.

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  • CHASSEURS DE MONDES - Documentaire Exoplanètes avec Michel Mayor et Alexandre Astier


    En 1995, l'astrophysicien suisse Michel Mayor découvrait la premiere planète en dehors du systeme solaire. Avec lui, nous sommes partis sur les traces des chasseurs de mondes, depuis l'Observatoire de Genève jusqu'au désert d'Atacama, au Chili. Avec la participation exceptionelle d'Alexandre Astier, et la musique d'Alt 236 !

    Ce documentaire a été réalisé en coproduction avec Pandora Création et la RTS, avec le soutien du CNC Talent.

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  • Entender nuestros orígenes cósmicos con ALMA: Antonio Hales at TEDxUTN


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    Antonio es astrofísico, cuenta con un doctorado en Astronomía y un posdoctorado en el National Radio Astronomy Observatory de Virginia, Estados Unidos. Actualmente trabaja en el proyecto ALMA, el proyecto astronómico más grande del mundo que está en construcción gracias a una asociación internacional de Europa, Norteamérica y Asia del Este en cooperación con la República de Chile. El radiotelescopio estará compuesto por 66 antenas instaladas a 5.000 metros de altitud en el norte de Chile, en pleno desierto de Atacama.

    About TEDx
    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

  • Atacama Large Millimeter Array | Wikipedia audio article


    This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article:

    00:01:28 1 Overview
    00:03:40 1.1 History
    00:06:50 2 Funding
    00:08:09 3 Assembly
    00:09:06 3.1 Transporting antennas
    00:12:08 4 Scientific results
    00:12:18 4.1 Images from initial testing
    00:13:20 4.2 Comet studies
    00:13:55 4.3 Planetary formation
    00:14:47 4.4 Event Horizon Telescope
    00:15:07 5 Global collaboration
    00:16:38 6 ALMA regional centre (ARC)
    00:17:53 7 Project detail
    00:19:40 7.1 Atacama Compact Array
    00:20:36 8 Work stoppage
    00:21:16 9 Project timeline
    00:21:26 10 Videos and gallery
    00:21:43 11 See also

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    The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is an astronomical interferometer of 66 radio telescopes in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, which observe electromagnetic radiation at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths. The array has been constructed on the 5,000 m (16,000 ft) elevation Chajnantor plateau - near the Llano de Chajnantor Observatory and the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment. This location was chosen for its high elevation and low humidity, factors which are crucial to reduce noise and decrease signal attenuation due to Earth's atmosphere. ALMA is expected to provide insight on star birth during the early Stelliferous era and detailed imaging of local star and planet formation.
    ALMA is an international partnership among Europe, the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Chile. Costing about US$1.4 billion, it is the most expensive ground-based telescope in operation. ALMA began scientific observations in the second half of 2011 and the first images were released to the press on 3 October 2011. The array has been fully operational since March 2013.

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  • Megapower: Generating Electricity for Mars - 22nd Annual International Mars Society Convention


    Aadi Bhattacharya, Anshul Gupta, Anuj Kapoor, Raka Bose, Sohum Aggarwal, Subhra Bose, Swaraaj Pujari
    MegaPower: Generating Electricity for our Future on the Red Planet

    From the 22nd Annual International Mars Society Convention, held at the University of Southern California from October 17-20, 2019.

    The four-day International Mars Society Convention brings together leading scientists, engineers, aerospace industry representatives, government policymakers and journalists to talk about the latest scientific discoveries, technological advances and political-economic developments that could help pave the way for a human mission to the planet Mars.

    Conference Papers and some presentations will be available on

    For more information on the Mars Society, visit our website at

  • Dr. Laura Iraci - Up in the Air: Methane and Ozone Over California


    NASA Ames Research Director’s Colloquium, August 7, 2014. The Alpha Jet Atmospheric eXperiment (AJAX) at NASA Ames Research Center measures in-situ carbon dioxide, methane, and ozone concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere several times each month.

    The team is studying local photochemical smog production, providing data for long-term studies of trans-Pacific transport of pollution, and supporting the observation of greenhouse gases from satellites.

    In this discussion, Dr. Iraci will focus on recent AJAX observations of methane and ozone in the air above the California, including data gathered from several recent wildfires in the state.

    The NASA Ames Director's Colloquium Summer Series was presented by the Office of the Chief Scientist as part of the Center's 75th anniversary celebration.



    ASTROBIOLOGY 2017 - By Pierre Cox - November 27 th

  • Physics of the Earth System - Lecture 5 of 18


    Prof. Riccardo Farneti
    ICTP Postgraduate Diploma Programme 2011-2012
    Date: 22 May 2012

  • Charla Online: El universo frío


    Licenciatura en Astronomía de la Universidad Andrés Bello invita a los estudiantes de la carrera y del Doctorado en Astronomía, a este interesante #webinar llamado: El universo frío.

    El expositor Pierre Cox del Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris nos hablará sobre los observatorios ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array), en el norte de Chile, y NOEMA, (NOrthern Extended Millimeter Array), en los Alpes en Francia, los cuales contribuyen de manera única a la exploración del universo frío.

    Estos dos interferómetros, que detectan ondas sub/milimétricas, permiten obtener vistas nuevas y espectaculares de las estrellas, desde su formación hasta las etapas finales de sus vidas, así como los discos de gas y polvo que las rodean y en el que se forman los planetas, para investigar la física de las galaxias desde las más cercanas hasta las más distantes conocidas en el Universo e, incluso recientemente, para hacer una contribución esencial en la hazaña de obtener la primera imagen de un agujero negro.

    Además se presenta una selección de descubrimientos científicos destacados comparándolos con otros avances recientes en astrofísica.



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