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Artist impression of protoplanets forming around a young star.
Trio of Infant Planets Discovered around Newborn Star
June 7, 2018 at 2:59 pm | News Release

Two independent teams of astronomers have uncovered convincing evidence that three young planets are in orbit around an infant star known as HD 163296. Using a new planet-finding strategy, the astronomers identified three discrete disturbances in a young star’s gas-filled disk: the strongest evidence yet that newly formed planets are in orbit there.

Zoom into galaxies that are evolving into a galaxy cluster
Astronomers Witness Galaxy Megamerger
April 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm | News Release

ALMA has uncovered 14 distant galaxies that are poised to merge, forming the core of what will eventually become a colossal galaxy cluster.

Image of part of the Orion Nebula
Image Release: ALMA Reveals Inner Web of Stellar Nursery
March 7, 2018 at 6:00 am | News Feature

New data from ALMA and other telescopes reveal stunning web of filaments in the Orion Nebula.

Alma red dwarf star
Powerful Flare from Star Proxima Centauri Detected with ALMA
February 26, 2018 at 8:50 am | News Release

ALMA data reveal that a powerful stellar flare erupted from Proxima Centauri last March. This space weather may make that system rather inhospitable to life after all.

Image illustrating the detection of molecules found by ALMA in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Stellar Embryos in Nearby Dwarf Galaxy Contain Surprisingly Complex Organic Molecules
January 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm | News Release

Astronomers using ALMA have conclusively detected the largest, most complex molecules ever observed outside the Milky Way.

ALMA images of rotating galaxies on a background from the Hubble Space Telescope
Astronomers Detect Whirlpool Movement in Early Galaxies
January 10, 2018 at 2:15 pm | Announcement

Astronomers have looked back to a time soon after the Big Bang, and have discovered swirling gas in some of the earliest galaxies to have formed in the Universe. These ‘newborns’ – observed as they appeared nearly 13 billion years ago – spun like a whirlpool, similar to our own Milky Way.

Massive Primordial Galaxies Found Swimming in Vast Ocean of Dark Matter
December 6, 2017 at 10:22 am | News Release

New ALMA observations push back the epoch of massive-galaxy formation even further by identifying two giant galaxies seen when the universe was only 780 million years old, or about 5 percent its current age.

Double-lobe feature produced by jets from one of the newly forming stars.
ALMA Discovers Infant Stars Surprisingly Near Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole
November 28, 2017 at 11:00 am | News Release

ALMA discovers remarkably early signs of low-mass star formation near the supermassive black hole at the center the Milky Way.

ADFS-27 galaxy pair
Duo of Titanic Galaxies Captured in Extreme Starbursting Merger
November 13, 2017 at 11:00 am | News Release

Astronomers using ALMA have discovered two rarely seen, distant galaxies spiraling in toward each other.

Infant stars in IRAS 16293-2422
Astronomers Discover Traces of Methyl Chloride around Infant Stars and Nearby Comet
September 28, 2017 at 9:14 am | News Release

ALMA and the Rosetta spacecraft have each detected methyl chloride in space. This intriguing molecule may have interesting astrobiology implications.

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