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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 13, 2018 at 10:57 am | News Release

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

ALMA images of protoplanetary disks
The Epoch of Planet Formation, Times Twenty
December 12, 2018 at 9:00 am | News Release

ALMA has conducted a survey of protoplanetary disks, the planet-forming dust belts around young stars.

ALMA image of W2246-0526
Trans-galactic Streamers Feeding Most Luminous Galaxy in the Universe
November 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm | News Release

New ALMA data reveal distinct streamers of material being pulled from three smaller galaxies into the larger galaxy W2246-0526, the most luminous known galaxy in the universe.

Composite image of Abell 2597
Galaxy-Scale Fountain Seen in Full Glory
November 6, 2018 at 10:00 am | News Release

A billion light-years from Earth lies one of the universe’s most massive structures, a giant surrounded by a sprawling…

ALMA image of Jupiter's moon Europa
Image Release: ALMA Maps Europa’s Temperature
October 23, 2018 at 10:00 am | News Release

New ALMA images show never-before-seen surface details on Europa, including an enigmatic “cold spot.”

CK Vulpeculae
When Is a Nova Not a ‘Nova’? When a White Dwarf and a Brown Dwarf Collide
October 8, 2018 at 12:00 am | News Release

Using ALMA, an international team of astronomers found evidence that a white dwarf and a brown dwarf collided in a short-lived blaze of glory.

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Fierce Winds Quench Wildfire-like Starbirth in Far-flung Galaxy
September 6, 2018 at 1:10 pm | News Release

Astronomers using ALMA, with the aid of a gravitational lens, have detected the most-distant galactic “wind” of molecules ever observed, seen when the universe was only one billion years old. By tracing the outflow of hydroxyl (OH) molecules – which herald the presence of star-forming gas in galaxies – the researchers show how some galaxies in the early universe quenched an ongoing wildfire of starbirth.

Illustration highlighting ALMA's high-frequency observing capabilities
First Science with ALMA’s Highest-Frequency Capabilities
August 17, 2018 at 11:00 am | News Release

Band 10, ALMA’s highest frequency vision, has given scientists a new view of jets of warm water vapor streaming away from a newly forming star and uncovered an astonishing assortment of molecules.

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