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ALMA Finds Most-Distant Oxygen in the Universe

GALAXY 13.28 BILLION LIGHT-YEARS AWAY SHOWS SURPRISING SIGNS OF CHEMICAL MATURITY
15-May-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Technology Offers to Broaden Vision for Radio Astronomy

Researchers have developed a new and improved version of an unconventional radio-astronomy imaging system known as a Phased Array Feed, which can survey vast swaths of the sky and generate multiple views of astronomical objects with unparalleled...
30-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Astronomers Witness Galaxy Megamerger

Astronomers have witnessed the beginnings of a gargantuan cosmic pileup, the impending collision of 14 young, starbursting galaxies. This ancient megamerger is destined to evolve into one of the most massive structures in the known universe: a...
24-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Powerful Flare from Star Proxima Centauri Detected with ALMA

Using data from ALMA, a team of astronomers discovered that a powerful stellar flare erupted from Proxima Centauri last March.
26-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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


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