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

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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

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

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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

Image Release: Shocking Results of Galaxy-Cluster Collisions

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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

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

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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

Star-formation ‘Fuel Tanks’ Found around Distant Galaxies

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Astronomers using ALMA studied six distant starburst galaxies and discovered that five of them are surrounded by turbulent reservoirs of hydrogen gas, the fuel for future star formation.
30-Aug-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ALMA Confirms Complex Chemistry in Titan's Atmosphere

Saturn’s frigid moon Titan has a curious atmosphere. In addition to a hazy mixture of nitrogen and hydrocarbons, like methane and ethane, Titan’s atmosphere also contains an array of more complex organic molecules, including vinyl cyanide, which...
28-Jul-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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