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ALMA Investigates ‘DeeDee,’ a Distant, Dim Member of Our Solar System


Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have revealed extraordinary details about a recently discovered far-flung member of our solar system, the planetary body 2014 UZ224, more informally known as DeeDee.
12-Apr-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Image Release: ALMA Captures Explosive Star Birth

Star birth can be a violent and explosive event, as dramatically illustrated in new ALMA images.
6-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Milky Way-Like Galaxies in Early Universe Embedded in 'Super Halos'

Using ALMA, astronomers have directly observed a pair of Milky Way-like galaxies seen when the universe was only eight percent of its current age. These progenitors of today’s giant spiral galaxies are surrounded by "super halos" of hydrogen gas...
22-Mar-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Protostar Blazes Bright, Reshaping Its Stellar Nursery


New ALMA data reveal that a massive protostar, deeply nestled in its dust-filled stellar nursery, recently roared to life, shining nearly 100 times brighter than before.
15-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Black-Hole-Powered Jets Forge Fuel for Star Formation

Astronomers using ALMA have discovered a surprising connection between a supermassive black hole and the galaxy where it resides.
14-Feb-2017 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Astronomers Find Seven Dwarf-Galaxy Groups, the Building Blocks of Massive Galaxies


A team of astronomers has discovered seven distinct groups of dwarf galaxies with just the right starting conditions to eventually merge and form larger galaxies, including spiral galaxies like the Milky Way.
23-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

You Are in Command as NRAO's 'Orion Explorer' Tours This Iconic Constellation


NRAO announces its newly released Orion Explorer installment of its popular Milky Way Explorer, an online tour of our interstellar neighborhood guided by the actual astronomers who study it using radio waves.
19-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Applications Accepted for 2017 Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program


Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP). This program, in its third year, brings amateur astronomers, planetarium personnel, and astronomy educators of all levels to U.S.-funded...
18-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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