• ALMA looks at the Sun

  • ALMA finds out where stars were born 10 billion years ago

  • New ALMA receivers make it easier to find water in the Universe

  • Planets grow from very small but ‘fluffy’ dust particles

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ALMA looks at the Sun

ALMA has done something that you should never do yourself. The huge observatory in northern Chile has stared directly into the Sun. It’s something that

ALMA finds out where stars were born 10 billion years ago

These days, most people live in cities. Little wonder then that most people are also born in cities. But if you want to know where

New ALMA receivers make it easier to find water in the Universe

The 66 dishes of ALMA – the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array – are being equipped with new receivers. They will improve the ability of ALMA

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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

Why are there 66 antennas?

Have you ever noticed that owls have big eyes? That’s because they live at night. During the dark, you need really big eyes to see

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