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Next Generation Very Large Array Strongly Endorsed by Decadal Survey

The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences has given high priority to the Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) for the next decade of research at the frontiers of astronomy and astrophysics.
4-Nov-2021 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ALMA Scientists Detect Signs of Water in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Scientists studying SPT0311-58 found H20, along with carbon monoxide in the galaxy, which is located nearly 12.88 billion light years from Earth. Detection of these two molecules in abundance suggests that the molecular Universe was going strong...
3-Nov-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Científicos de ALMA detectan indicios de agua en galaxia muy muy lejana

En el marco de nuevas observaciones realizadas con el Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), se detectó la presencia de agua en la galaxia más masiva del Universo primitivo. Mientras estudiaban SPT0311-58, los científicos...
3-Nov-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Misterio cósmico: estudio de ALMA confirma factores que despojan a las galaxias del gas incubador de estrellas

Gracias al Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), un equipo de astrónomos que estaba observando el Universo cercano acaba de terminar el mayor estudio de alta resolución realizado a la fecha sobre el material incubador de estrellas...
2-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Cosmic Whodunit: ALMA Study Confirms What’s Robbing Galaxies of Their Star-Forming Gas

Astronomers examining the nearby Universe with the help of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have just completed the largest high-resolution survey of star-forming fuel ever conducted in galaxy clusters. But more importantly,...
2-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Baseline 9: How Do Exoplanets Form? Mind The Gaps!

Young stars often have disks of gas and dust around them, and many of these disks have gaps within them. How do astronomers know that these gaps are caused by young planets and not some other effect?
14-Oct-2021 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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ALMA Scientists Uncover the Mystery of Early Massive Galaxies Running on Empty

Early massive galaxies—those that formed in the three billion years following the Big Bang—should have contained large amounts of cold hydrogen gas, the fuel required to make stars. But scientists observing the early Universe with the Atacama...
20-Sep-2021 5:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Moon’s Tycho Crater Revealed in Intricate Detail

The National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Observatory and National Radio Astronomy Observatory, and Raytheon Intelligence & Space have released new high-resolution images of the Moon, the highest-ever taken from the ground, using new radar...
21-Sep-2021 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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