• Gravity bends light of distant galaxy into a ring

  • You know Juno? Yes, thanks to ALMA!

  • Tantrum Gives Away Baby Stars Playing Hide and Seek

  • Did life originate in space?

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Gravity bends light of distant galaxy into a ring

Have you ever looked at yourself in a distorting mirror? It’s fun! Depending on the shape of the mirror, you will appear to be very

You know Juno? Yes, thanks to ALMA!

On 19 October 2014, ALMA has made ten images of asteroid Juno. The images were made over a period of four hours. During that time,

Tantrum Gives Away Baby Stars Playing Hide and Seek

Each one of the tiny lights twinkling in the night sky is a gigantic burning star. Like people, these stars come in different colours and

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How are the antennas moved around?

The huge array of 66 ALMA antennas is located at the Chajnantor Plateau in the north of Chile, at 5,000 meters altitude. The site is

When were the first galaxies born?

The Earth is a planet, orbiting the Sun. The Sun is a star – a giant ball of hot gas, emitting light and heat. The

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