• 40-year-old supernova is efficient dust factory

  • ALMA looks over the fence to Milky Way’s light-weight neighbor

  • ALMA witness stellar growth spurt

  • ‘Hole in the ALMA sky’ is produced by hot cluster gas

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40-year-old supernova is efficient dust factory

Forty years ago, in February 1987, a cosmic explosion took place in the southern sky. It was first discovered by astronomers Ian Shelton and Oscar

ALMA finds evidence for baby planets around a young star

A young star in the constellation Sagittarius (the Archer) is orbited by two infant planets. The planets were found by ALMA. They’re about twice as

ALMA looks over the fence to Milky Way’s light-weight neighbor

Suppose you live in a very big house, with lots of families, each one with many children. Every month or so, a new baby is

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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

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 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