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Astronomers Unveiling Life’s Cosmic Origins
Astronomers Unveiling Life’s Cosmic Origins
February 12, 2009 at 6:42 pm | News Release

Processes that laid the foundation for life on Earth — star and planet formation and the production of complex organic molecules in interstellar space — are yielding their secrets to astronomers armed with powerful new research tools, and even better tools soon will be available.

First North American ALMA Antenna
First North American ALMA Antenna
February 6, 2009 at 6:34 pm | Announcement

Astronomers celebrated today the formal acceptance of the first North American antenna by the Joint ALMA Observatory. ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, is a gathering armada of short-wavelength radio telescopes whose combined power will enable astronomers to probe with unprecedented sharpness phenomena and regions that are beyond the reach of visible-light telescopes.

Black Holes Lead Galaxy Growth
Black Holes Lead Galaxy Growth
January 6, 2009 at 6:29 pm | News Release

Astronomers may have solved a cosmic chicken-and-egg problem — the question of which formed first in the early Universe — galaxies or the supermassive black holes seen at their cores.

Milky Way a Swifter Spinner, More Massive
Milky Way a Swifter Spinner, More Massive
January 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm | News Release

Fasten your seat belts — we’re faster, heavier, and more likely to collide than we thought. Astronomers making high-precision measurements of the Milky Way say our home Galaxy is rotating about 100,000 miles per hour faster than previously understood.

ALMA Observatory Equipped with its First Antenna
ALMA Observatory Equipped with its First Antenna
December 18, 2008 at 6:09 pm | Announcement

High in the Atacama region of northern Chile one of the world’s most advanced telescopes has just passed a major milestone. The first of many…

Astronomers Find Most Distant Water in the Universe
Astronomers Find Most Distant Water in the Universe
December 17, 2008 at 6:02 pm | News Release

Astronomers have found the most distant water yet seen in the Universe, in a galaxy more than 11 billion light-years from Earth.

Welcome Taiwan as ALMA Partner
Welcome Taiwan as ALMA Partner
December 8, 2008 at 6:22 pm | Announcement

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has announced a formal agreement enabling Taiwanese astronomers to participate in the North American component of the international ALMA partnership, alongside American and Canadian astronomers. Taiwan’s efforts will be led by the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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