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Liberal Sprinkling of Salt Discovered Around a Young Star

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.
6-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


What 100,000 Star Factories in 74 Galaxies Tell Us about Star Formation across the Universe

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...
9-Jan-2019 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Image Release: ALMA Gives Passing Comet Its Close-up

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.
20-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Fragmenting Disk Gives Birth to Binary Star ‘Odd Couple’

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


The Epoch of Planet Formation, Times Twenty

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


2019 LAD Early Career Award Goes to Brett McGuire

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.
20-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Trans-Galactic Streamers Feeding Most Luminous Galaxy in the Universe

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


Galaxy-Scale Fountain Seen in Full Glory

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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