• Did life originate in space?

  • How do stars and planets form?

  • When were the first galaxies born?

  • How do solar explosions work?

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Fragile molecules survive in the shade

If you want to enjoy an ice cream, you’d better not put it outside in the sun on a hot day. The ice will melt,

What makes starburst galaxies so fertile?

If you’re tending a school or home garden, you know the problem. Some parts of the garden may produce lots of flowers or vegetables, while

Interstellar storm prevents birth of new stars

Stars like the Sun are big balls of glowing gas. They are born from clouds of gas and dust. Gravity causes those clouds to contract

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How are the antennas moved around?

The huge array of 66 ALMA antennas is located at the Chajnantor Plateau in the north of Chile, at 5,000 meters altitude. The site is

How do solar explosions work?

The Sun is a star. Not many people know that. It’s a star like all the other stars in the night sky. Or, put differently:

When were the first galaxies born?

The Earth is a planet, orbiting the Sun. The Sun is a star – a giant ball of hot gas, emitting light and heat. The