• Forecast: Cold downpours expected for giant black hole

  • ALMA finds oxygen in the early Universe

  • How to Precisely Weight a Black Hole with ALMA?

  • ALMA Finds Dark Dwarf Galaxy

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Forecast: Cold downpours expected for giant black hole

A giant black hole in a distant galaxy is in for some heavy rain storms. Using ALMA, astronomers have discovered giant clouds of cold gas

ALMA finds oxygen in the early Universe

Astronomers have detected oxygen in a distant galaxy. The galaxy is so far away that its light has taken 13.1 billion years to reach us.

How to Precisely Weight a Black Hole with ALMA?

By carefully looking at other people, you can guess how much they weigh. But if someone wears Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, you have no idea

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Is ALMA a telescope?

Did you ever try to count the stars in the sky? It’s almost impossible – there’s just too many of them! On a clear, dark

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

Who build ALMA?

Since Hans Lipperhey built his first cheap telescope in his own workshop, telescopes became larger, and also more expensive. Sometimes, rich businessmen provided the money