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Planetary Rings of Uranus ‘Glow’ in Cold Light
Planetary Rings of Uranus ‘Glow’ in Cold Light
June 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm | News Feature

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 “glow” naturally emitted by the frigidly cold particles of the rings themselves.

Cool, Nebulous Ring around Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole
Cool, Nebulous Ring around Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole
June 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm | News Release

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.

The Giant In Our Backyard
The Giant In Our Backyard
April 16, 2019 at 9:55 am | News Feature

For decades astronomers have dreamed of seeing a black hole. That dream may soon become a reality.

EHT image of event horizon in the central supermassive black hole of M87
Radio Astronomy and Black Holes
April 10, 2019 at 9:07 am | News Room

Using the EHT, with ALMA as its most sensitive component, astronomers have captured the first direct visual evidence of a black hole: an image of the supermassive black hole at the center of Messier 87 (M87), a giant elliptical galaxy 55 million light-years from Earth.

Image Release: ALMA Shows Birth of Spiraling Giants
Image Release: ALMA Shows Birth of Spiraling Giants
March 18, 2019 at 3:04 pm | News Feature

Using ALMA, astronomers have observed the formation and mutually entwined motions of a massive binary star system.

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.

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