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ALMA Sees Star and Planets Grow Together
January 2, 2013 at 5:17 pm | News Release

Astronomers have used the ALMA telescope to get their first glimpse of a fascinating stage of star formation in which planets forming around a young star are helping the star itself continue to grow, resolving a longstanding mystery.

Technician Juan Carlos Gatica
Powerful Supercomputer Makes ALMA a Telescope
December 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm | News Release

One of the most powerful calculating machines known to the civilian world has been installed and tested in a remote, high-altitude site in the Andes Mountains of northern Chile, marking one of the major remaining milestones toward completion of the most elaborate ground-based telescope in history, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array.

Artist's conception of dusty disk around a brown dwarf
Brown Dwarfs May Grow Rocky Planets
November 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array have for the first time found that the outer region of a dusty disk encircling a brown dwarf contains millimeter-sized solid grains like those found in denser disks around newborn stars.

ALMA antenna
Final North American ALMA Antenna Delivered
November 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Announcement

After an odyssey of design and construction stretching across more than a decade, North America has delivered the last of the 25, 12-meter-diameter dish antennas that comprise its share of antennas for the international ALMA telescope.

Plot of radio emission at numerous frequencies from the molecule ethyl cyanide
Astrochemistry Enters a Bold New Era with ALMA
September 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm | News Release

Combining the cutting-edge capabilities of the ALMA telescope with newly-developed laboratory techniques, scientists are opening a completely new era for deciphering the chemistry of the Universe.

Fomalhaut dust ring
ALMA Reveals Workings of Nearby Planetary System
April 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm | News Release

A new observatory still under construction has given astronomers a major breakthrough in understanding a nearby planetary system that can provide valuable clues about how such systems form and evolve.

Artist's Conception of Dusty Disk Around Young Star TW Hydrae
From Earth’s Water to Cosmic Dawn: New Tools Unveiling Astronomical Mysteries
February 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm | News Release

Two new and powerful research tools are helping astronomers gain key insights needed to transform our understanding of important processes across the breadth of astrophysics.

ALMA Early Science Result Reveals Starving Galaxies
ALMA Early Science Result Reveals Starving Galaxies
January 11, 2012 at 2:36 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the partially completed ALMA observatory have found compelling evidence for how star-forming galaxies evolve into ‘red and dead’ elliptical galaxies, catching a large group of galaxies right in the middle of this change.

Antennae galaxies
First Images from ALMA
October 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm | News Release

The detailed views of star-formation in the Antennae Galaxies are the first astronomical test images released to the public from the growing Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array and confirm that this new telescope has surpassed all others of its kind.

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
ALMA Opens Its Eyes
October 3, 2011 at 7:54 pm | News Release

Humanity’s most complex ground-based astronomy observatory, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, has officially opened for astronomers at its 16,500-feet elevation site in northern Chile.

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