• 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

  • Disks of dense gas feed ‘Cookie Monster’ black holes

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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

Planets grow from very small but ‘fluffy’ dust particles

Just like a large tree grows from a tiny seed, planets grow from tiny dust particles. First, the dust particles stick together to larger 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

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

How do solar explosions work?

The Sun is a star. Not many people know that. It’s a star like all the other stars in the night sky. Or, put differently: