• Baby sun shows signs of windy weather

  • Cosmic Crashes Get Galaxies in a Spin

  • Giant Cosmic Magnifying Lens Finds Baby Stars

  • ALMA shows where Pluto-bound spacecraft should be heading

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Baby sun shows signs of windy weather

Astronomers have detected windy weather around a baby star. The star is like a newborn version of our own sun. It is surrounded by a

Cosmic Crashes Get Galaxies in a Spin

If you go outside on a clear night, far away from city lights, you will see thousands of twinkling stars. Each one is part of

Giant Cosmic Magnifying Lens Finds Baby Stars

The famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes always has his magnifying lens with him, ready to uncover a barely visible but crucial piece of evidence to

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Where is Chajnantor?

ALMA is the biggest astronomical observatory on Earth. It was built by countries in North America, Europe and East Asia. You might expect that ALMA

What are millimeter waves?

If your ears are good, you can hear very high tones. Children’s ears are usually better than the ears of grown-ups. So you might be

Do astronomers live at ALMA?

If you hold your breath for too long, you will die. Your body needs the oxygen in the air. Without getting enough oxygen, you can’t