• Planets form in a disk that contains alcohol

  • Young Galaxies Are Surrounded by Huge ‘Atmospheres’

  • ALMA helps to take black hole snapshot

  • Life’s building blocks come from outer space

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Planets form in a disk that contains alcohol

Astronomers have found alcohol in a planet-forming disk. It’s not the regular form of alcohol that makes you drunk. Instead, it’s methyl alcohol, or methanol.

Young Galaxies Are Surrounded by Huge ‘Atmospheres’

Planet Earth is surrounded by an atmosphere – a thin layer of gas. Some other planets, and most stars, also have atmospheres. In many cases,

ALMA helps to take black hole snapshot

Have you ever seen a black hole? Impossible, you’d probably say. After all, a black hole doesn’t emit any light – that’s why it’s called

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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

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

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