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  • ALMA finds life’s building blocks around Sun-like baby stars

  • ALMA finds out what the Milky Way looked like nine billion years ago

  • Black hole in remote galaxy acts like cosmic thermostat

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ALMA finds life’s building blocks around Sun-like baby stars

Nobody knows how life got going here on Earth. But a new ALMA discovery may help solve this riddle. ALMA studied a group of newborn

ALMA finds out what the Milky Way looked like nine billion years ago

When our Milky Way galaxy was still young, billions of years ago, it was smaller and more chaotic than it is now. It also contained

Black hole in remote galaxy acts like cosmic thermostat

A thermostat is a device that can regulate the temperature in your living room. If it becomes too cold, the thermostat fires up the central

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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

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