New radio wave images made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) provide a unique view of Jupiter’s atmosphere down to fifty kilometers below the planet’s visible cloud deck.
New ALMA observations provide an unprecedented close-up view of a swirling disk of cold interstellar gas rotating around a supermassive black hole.
ALMA has made the first-ever observations of a circumplanetary disk.
Radio telescope observations have made it possible for astronomers to use mergers of neutron-star pairs as a valuable new tool for measuring the Universe’s expansion.
Using the both ALMA and the VLT, astronomers have imaged the cold, rock-strewn rings encircling the planet Uranus. Rather than observing the reflected sunlight from these rings, ALMA and the VLT imaged the millimeter and mid-infrared “glow” naturally emitted by the frigidly cold particles of the rings themselves.
Dr. Anneila Sargent of Caltech is honored for her research accomplishments, leadership in the astronomical community, and mentoring of younger scientists.