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Chaotically Magnetized Cloud Is No Place to Build a Star, or Is It?


To make a star, the conditions inside interstellar gas clouds have to be "just right." When it comes to a cloud's magnetic fields, however, those conditions may range from powerful and orderly to weak and chaotic, according to new ALMA observations.
14-Jun-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

VLA Gives New Insight Into Galaxy Cluster’s Spectacular 'Mini-Halo'


VLA discovers new details that are helping decipher the mystery of how giant radio-emitting structures are formed at the center of a cluster of galaxies.
13-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ALMA Returns to Boomerang Nebula


A companion star crashing into a red giant star may explain the chilling power to the Boomerang Nebula, according to new ALMA observations.
5-Jun-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

VLA Reveals New Object Near Supermassive Black Hole in Famous Galaxy


Astronomers using the VLA found that a bright new object near a distant galaxy’s core is either a very rare type of supernova explosion or, more likely, an outburst from a second supermassive black hole closely orbiting the galaxy’s primary,...
23-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ALMA Eyes Icy Ring around Young Planetary System

Astronomers using ALMA have made the first complete millimeter-wavelength image of the ring of dusty debris surrounding the young star Fomalhaut.
18-May-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Image Release: A New Look at the Crab Nebula


Astronomers produced this dramatic new, highly-detailed image of the Crab Nebula by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum, from the long waves seen by the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array...
10-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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