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This 28-Wheel Heavy Duty Vehicle Was Designed for One Moving Job

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The team in charge of transporting the 115-ton antennas for the largest radio telescope in the world have designed a special vehicle for the job: a 28-wheel U-shaped transporter.

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In Chile, 16,400 feet above sea level, astronomers, engineers, and technicians are building the world's biggest telescope, a scientific wonder capable of gazing into the farthest reaches of the universe. Follow two massive moves--one to haul a huge dish 7,000 miles from its factory in France to the Atacama Desert, and the other to carry the antenna up a desert mountain aboard a custom-designed, 28-wheeled transporter.

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