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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

Image Release: ALMA Reveals Sun in New Light

New images from ALMA reveal stunning details of our Sun, including the dark, contorted center of an evolving sunspot nearly twice the diameter of the Earth.
17-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

ALMA Finds Compelling Evidence for Pair of Infant Planets Around Young Star

New observations with ALMA contain compelling evidence that two newborn planets, each about the size of Saturn, are in orbit around a young star known as HD 163296.
9-Dec-2016 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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