Radio Astronomy in the News
Far beyond Pluto is a recently discovered cold, icy body that astronomers call “DeeDee.” New ALMA observations reveal that it has “the right stuff” to be considered a dwarf planet.
Star birth can be a violent and explosive event, as dramatically illustrated in new ALMA images.
Very Large Array
The VLA is the most advanced radio telescope array on Earth, a customizable interferometer that spans up to 22 miles across.
Image of the Week:
ALMA image of the dust surrounding the star HD 107146ALMA image of the dust surrounding the star HD 107146. Dust in the outer reaches of the disk is thicker than in the inner regions, suggesting that a swarm of Pluto-size planetesimals is causing smaller objects to smash together. The dark ring-like structure in the middle portion of the disk may be evidence of a gap where a planet is sweeping its orbit clear of dust.
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