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Tsunami of Stars and Gas Produces Dazzling Eye-Shaped Feature in Galaxy

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Astronomers using ALMA have discovered a tsunami of stars and gas that is crashing midway through the disk of a spiral galaxy known as IC 2163. This colossal wave of material – which was triggered when IC 2163 recently sideswiped another spiral...
3-Nov-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Young Stellar System Caught in Act of Forming Close Multiples

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For the first time, astronomers have seen a dusty disk of material around a young star fragmenting into a multiple-star system. Scientists had suspected such a process, caused by gravitational instability, was at work, but new observations with ALMA...
25-Oct-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Spiral Arms Embrace Young Star

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Swirling around the young star Elias 2-27 is a stunning spiral-shape pinwheel of dust.
29-Sep-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ALMA Explores the Hubble Ultra Deep Field

An international team of astronomers using ALMA has explored the same distant corner of the universe first revealed in the iconic image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field.
21-Sep-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Galactic Fireworks Illuminate Monster Hydrogen Blob

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An international team of researchers using ALMA and other telescopes has discovered the power source illuminating a so-called Lyman-alpha Blob – a rare, brightly glowing, and enormous concentration of gas in the distant universe.
21-Sep-2016 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Black Hole Hidden Within Its Own Exhaust

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New data from ALMA reveal that the black hole at the center of a galaxy named NGC 1068 is actually the source of its own dusty torus of dust and gas, forged from material flung out of the black hole’s accretion disk.
15-Sep-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

HERA, the ‘Cosmic Dawn’ Telescope, Receives Major NSF Support

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has approved nearly $10 million in funding to expand the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) – a multinational experiment to study how primordial galaxies forever changed the very early universe. This...
14-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ALMA Finds Unexpected Trove of Gas Around Larger Stars

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Astronomers using ALMA surveyed dozens of young stars – some Sun-like and others approximately double that size – and discovered that the larger variety have surprisingly rich reservoirs of carbon monoxide gas in their debris disks. In contrast,...
25-Aug-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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