• How to Precisely Weight a Black Hole with ALMA?

  • ALMA Finds Dark Dwarf Galaxy

  • Best view ever of the birth of a solar system

  • The electromagnetic spectrum

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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

ALMA Finds Dark Dwarf Galaxy

We all know about stars, nebulae and galaxies. But these luminous objects are just the bright tip of a huge, dark cosmic iceberg. Most of

Best view ever of the birth of a solar system

How did our Solar System look like when it was still forming? We don’t have a time machine to go back 4.6 billion years and

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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

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

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