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ACEAP logo imposed over image of various observatories in Chile.
Nine Astronomy Outreach Professionals Selected for Prestigious ACEAP Ambassador Program
June 12, 2017 at 3:31 pm | Announcement

Astronomy outreach team travels to Chile to learn about U.S.-funded observatories.

Graphic of molecules in space
One of Life’s Building Blocks Found around Infant Sun-like Stars
June 8, 2017 at 6:00 am | Announcement

ALMA has observed stars like the Sun at a very early stage in their formation and found traces of methyl isocyanate — a chemical building block of life.

Examples of data visualization.
Astronomers Making Powerful Visualization Tools Easier to Use
June 7, 2017 at 11:15 am | News Release

Researchers are developing techniques that make it easier for scientists to produce high-quality visualizations of massive amounts of data.

Composite image of the Boomerang Nebula
ALMA Returns to Boomerang Nebula
June 5, 2017 at 11:00 am | News Release

The Boomerang Nebula — the so-called “coldest place in the universe — may get its frigid nature from a companion star supercharging a rapidly expanding outflow of gas.

Artist's conception of two supermassive black holes in galaxy Cygnus A.
VLA Reveals New Object Near Supermassive Black Hole in Famous Galaxy
May 23, 2017 at 1:21 pm | News Release

Astronomers were surprised when the VLA revealed that a bright new object has appeared near the core of a famous galaxy. They think it’s a second supermassive black hole, indicating that the galaxy has merged with another in the past.

Composite image of the Fomalhaut star system.
ALMA Eyes Icy Ring around Young Planetary System
May 18, 2017 at 11:00 am | News Release

ALMA has made the first complete millimeter-wavelength image of the ring of dusty debris surrounding the young star Fomalhaut.

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