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NGC 660
Massive Outburst in Neighbor Galaxy
January 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm | News Release

The surprising discovery of a massive outburst in a neighboring galaxy is giving astronomers a tantalizing look at what likely is a powerful belch by a gorging black hole at the galaxy’s center.

Artist's conception of HD142527
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.

Andromeda Galaxy
Microquasar Found in Neighbor Galaxy, Tantalizing Scientists
December 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm | News Release

For the first time, astronomers have found a microquasar — a black hole devouring material from a companion star — in a galaxy beyond our own Milky Way.

Artist's conception of infant solar system
Astronomers Discover and Weigh Infant Solar System
December 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm | News Release

Astronomers have found the youngest still-forming solar system yet seen, an infant star surrounded by a swirling disk of dust and gas more than 450 light-years from Earth in the constellation Taurus.

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.

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