16,500 feet up in the Chilean Andes, a telescope made of a series of 40-foot antennas just captured an image of two galaxies colliding — 70 million light years away. It's the first shot from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA, a $1.3 billion project funded by nations and institutions around the world. The shot above, though, isn't really an ALMA product. Only 19 of ALMA's 66 antennas are currently installed, which means ALMA can't produce super-sharp images yet — but what it can do is detect extremely cold and extremely distant objects, like the gases from which stars are formed; that's the red and orange portion of the image above. The blue parts come from the Hubble Space Telescope, which has taken the sharpest photo yet of these colliding galaxies, but it can't detect the long-wavelength gases ALMA can see. The project is still in its infancy — when it's fully operational, the ALMA Observatory says its images will be ten times as sharp as what Hubble shoots — but the potential is already obvious. The Observatory has already received 900 applications for projects using ALMA, and the observatory could take on as many as 100 of them in the coming months.