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Gas ‘Waterfalls’ Reveal Infant Planets around Young Star

For the first time, astronomers using ALMA have witnessed 3D motions of gas in a planet-forming disk. At three locations in the disk around a young star called HD 163296, gas is flowing like a waterfall into gaps that are most likely caused by...
14-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Going Against the Flow Around a Supermassive Black Hole

At the center of a galaxy called NGC 1068, a supermassive black hole hides within a thick doughnut-shaped cloud of dust and gas. When astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to study this cloud in more detail, they...
15-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Towering Balloon-like Features Discovered near Center of the Milky Way

An international team of astronomers has discovered one of the largest features ever observed in the center of the Milky Way – a pair of enormous radio-emitting bubbles that tower hundreds of light-years above and below the central region of our...
10-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ALMA Shows What’s Inside Jupiter’s Storms

New radio wave images made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) provide a unique view of Jupiter’s atmosphere down to fifty kilometers below the planet’s visible (ammonia) cloud deck.
22-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ALMA Dives into Black Hole’s ‘Sphere of Influence’

New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) provide an unprecedented close-up view of a swirling disk of cold interstellar gas rotating around a supermassive black hole.
7-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Moon-forming’ Circumplanetary Disk Discovered in Distant Star System

ALMA has made the first-ever observations of a circumplanetary disk.
11-Jul-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Method May Resolve Difficulty in Measuring Universe's Expansion

Radio telescope observations have made it possible for astronomers to use mergers of neutron-star pairs as a valuable new tool for measuring the Universe's expansion.
8-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Planetary Rings of Uranus ‘Glow’ in Cold Light

Summary: Using the both ALMA and the VLT, astronomers have imaged the cold, rock-strewn rings encircling the planet Uranus. Rather than observing the reflected sunlight from these rings, ALMA and the VLT imaged the millimeter and mid-infrared...
20-Jun-2019 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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