• Monster baby galaxies spotted where you would expect them

  • ALMA Detects Most Tenuous Molecular Gas Ever Observed

  • Surprising second ring of heavy molecules found around baby star

  • Gas nuggets turn dwarf galaxy into star factory

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Monster baby galaxies spotted where you would expect them

Elephants are much larger than mice. Little wonder then that baby elephants are also much larger than baby mice. The same is true for galaxies

ALMA Detects Most Tenuous Molecular Gas Ever Observed

Have you ever looked at the world through a red piece of plastic foil, like the wrapping paper of certain candies? It’s really fun: your

Early galaxies were more efficient star factories

Billions of years ago, galaxies were more efficient at producing new stars. Given the same amount of gas – the material from which new stars

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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 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

How do stars and planets form?

You live on a planet, called Earth. Together with seven other planets, Earth circles around the Sun. As far as we know, Earth is the