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Stellar Embryos in Nearby Dwarf Galaxy Contain Surprisingly Complex Organic Molecules

New observations with ALMA have uncovered the surprisingly clear chemical “fingerprints” of the complex organic molecules methanol, dimethyl ether, and methyl formate.
30-Jan-2018 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

GBT Detection Unlocks Exploration of ‘Aromatic’ Interstellar Chemistry

Astronomers using the Green Bank Telescope have made the first definitive interstellar detection of benzonitrile, an intriguing organic molecule that helps to chemically link simple carbon-based molecules and truly massive ones known as polycyclic...
10-Jan-2018 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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ALMA Finds Massive Primordial Galaxies Swimming in Vast Ocean of Dark Matter

ALMA observations push back the epoch of massive-galaxy formation even further by identifying two giant galaxies seen when the universe was only 780 million years old, or about 5 percent its current age.
5-Dec-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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ALMA Discovers Infant Stars Surprisingly Near Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole

ALMA has revealed the telltale signs of eleven low-mass stars forming perilously close — within three light-years — to the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole.
28-Nov-2017 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Duo of Titanic Galaxies Captured in Extreme Starbursting Merger

New observations with ALMA have uncovered the never-before-seen close encounter between two astoundingly bright and spectacularly massive galaxies in the early universe.
13-Nov-2017 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Image Release: Shocking Results of Galaxy-Cluster Collisions

A giant collision of several galaxy clusters, each containing hundreds of galaxies, has produced this spectacular panorama of shocks and energy.
7-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Radio 'Eyes' Unlocking Secrets of Neutron-Star Collision

When a pair of superdense neutron stars collided and potentially formed a black hole in a galaxy 130 million light-years from Earth, they unleashed not only a train of gravitational waves but also an ongoing torrent of radio waves that are answering...
16-Oct-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Astronomers Discover Traces of Methyl Chloride Around Infant Stars and Nearby Comet

Astronomers using ALMA have detected the faint molecular fingerprint of methyl chloride around an infant star system. Traces of this organic compound were also discovered in the thin atmosphere of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G) by the...
29-Sep-2017 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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