• Black hole hidden within its own exhaust

  • ALMA finds ‘pregnant’ galaxies in distant Universe

  • Surprise: ALMA finds lots of gas around heftier stars

  • Stellar cocoon doesn’t contain ingredients for recipe of life

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Black hole hidden within its own exhaust

Almost every galaxy in the Universe has a massive black hole in its core. With its gravity, the black hole sucks in material from its

ALMA finds ‘pregnant’ galaxies in distant Universe

Billions of years ago, the Universe experienced a baby boom of new stars. Back then, the number of stars that were born in galaxies was

Surprise: ALMA finds lots of gas around heftier stars

Morning fog disappears when the sun rises. Can you imagine what happens when the sun would be much hotter and brighter? The fog will disappear

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How are ALMA’s antennas connected?

Your eyes are connected to your brain through thick bundles of nerve cells. These optic nerves transfer the signals from your two retinas to your

Is there a lot to see?

ALMA is located in the Atacama Desert. When thinking about a desert, you probably imagine a vast, boring stretch of hot sand, with the occasional

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