New ALMA observations show there is ordinary table salt in a not-so-ordinary location: 1,500 light-years
from Earth in the disk surrounding a massive young star.
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The ALMA telescope is conducting an unprecedented survey of nearby disk galaxies to study their stellar nurseries. With it, astronomers are beginning to unravel the complex and as-yet poorly understood relationship between star-forming clouds and...
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As comet 46P/Wirtanen neared Earth on December 2, astronomers using the ALMA took a remarkably close look the innermost regions of the comet’s coma, the gaseous envelope around its nucleus.
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ALMA discovered two young stars forming from the same swirling protoplanetary disk; one has more in common with planets than the other.
14-Dec-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites
ALMA has yielded stunning, high-resolution images of 20 nearby protoplanetary disks and given astronomers new insights into the variety of features they contain and the speed with which planets can emerge.
11-Dec-2018 9:00 PM EST Add to Favorites
The Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) has named Dr. Brett McGuire of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) the recipient of its 2019 Early Career Award.
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The most luminous galaxy in the universe has been caught in the act of stripping away nearly half the mass from at least three of its smaller neighbors.
15-Nov-2018 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites
ALMA observations of Abell 2597 show the first clear and compelling evidence for the simultaneous infalling and outflow of gas driven by a supermassive black hole.
6-Nov-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites
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