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Artist Impression of salt in protoplanetary disk
Liberal Sprinkling of Salt Discovered around a Young Star
February 7, 2019 at 10:00 am | News Release

ALMA discovered ordinary table salt in a not-so-ordinary location: 1,500 light-years from Earth in the disk surrounding a massive young star.

Artist's conception of a gamma ray burst
Astronomers Study Mysterious New Type of Cosmic Blast
January 10, 2019 at 5:15 pm | News Release

Astronomers have studied a perplexing cosmic blast with a worldwide collection of telescopes, including ALMA and the VLA, but still are not sure exactly what it is.

Galaxies in PHANGS-ALMA Survey
What 100,000 Star Factories in 74 Galaxies Tell Us about Star Formation across the Universe
January 9, 2019 at 5:15 pm | News Release

ALMA is revealing new insights into the relationship between star-forming clouds and their host galaxies.

Artist impression of a supermassive black hole
Tale As Old As Time
January 7, 2019 at 10:27 am | News Feature

Using data from ALMA, a team of astronomers studied the growth and evolution of bubbles of hot plasma produced by active quasar HE 0515-4414. The bubble was analyzed by observing its effect on light from the cosmic microwave background. It is the first time this method was used to study quasar dynamics.

Comet 46P/Wirtanen
Image Release: ALMA Gives Passing Comet Its Close-up
December 20, 2018 at 9:00 am | News Release

As comet 46P/Wirtanen neared Earth on December 2, astronomers using ALMA took a remarkably close look at its innermost regions.

Fragmenting Disk Gives Birth to Binary Star ‘Odd Couple’
Fragmenting Disk Gives Birth to Binary Star ‘Odd Couple’
December 14, 2018 at 8:00 am | News Release

ALMA has detected a star in a binary system that may have formed like a planet.

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