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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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Cool, Nebulous Ring around Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

New ALMA observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
5-Jun-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Black Hole's Tug on Space Pulls Fast-Moving Jets in Rapid Wobble

A spinning black hole pulls in material from a companion star, and its gravitational effect causes ejected jets of material to wobble like a child's spinning top.
29-Apr-2019 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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