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Graphic illustrating reservoirs of cold gas surrounding a starburst galaxy
Star-formation ‘Fuel Tanks’ Found around Distant Galaxies
August 30, 2017 at 11:00 am | News Release

Using ALMA, astronomers studied six distant starburst galaxies and discovered that five of them are surrounded by turbulent reservoirs of hydrogen gas, the fuel for future star formation.

Gravitational lens diagram
VLA Reveals Distant Galaxy’s Magnetic Field
August 28, 2017 at 11:00 am | News Release

VLA observations of distant galaxy provide important new clues about how magnetic fields originate and influence the development of galaxies.

Titan is shown in an optical (atmosphere) infrared (surface) composite from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. In a liquid methane environment, vinyl cyanide may form membranes.
ALMA Confirms Complex Chemistry in Titan’s Atmosphere
July 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm | News Release

Saturn’s frigid moon Titan has a curious atmosphere. In addition to a hazy mixture of nitrogen and hydrocarbons, like methane and ethane, Titan’s atmosphere also contains an array of more complex organic molecules, including vinyl cyanide, which astronomers recently uncovered in archival ALMA data. Under the right conditions, like those found on the surface of Titan, vinyl cyanide may naturally coalesce into microscopic spheres resembling cell membranes.  

VA-NC Alliance students
NSF Funds Partnership to Advance Minority Participation in STEM Research
July 18, 2017 at 4:35 pm | Announcement

NSF awards grant to VA-NC Alliance program.

Remnant of Supernova 1987A
Heart of an Exploded Star Observed in 3-D
July 10, 2017 at 11:00 am | News Release

Deep inside the remains of an exploded star lies a twisted knot of newly minted molecules and dust. Using ALMA, astronomers mapped the location of these new molecules to create a high-resolution 3-D image of this “dust factory,” providing new insights into the relationship between a young supernova remnant and its galaxy.

Dr. Sean Dougherty
ALMA Selects New Director
July 8, 2017 at 1:51 pm | Announcement

The ALMA Board selects Dr. Sean Dougherty as the new ALMA Director for a 5-year term beginning April 2018.

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