• Interstellar storm prevents birth of new stars

  • Is there a young ‘Earth’ forming in between colliding ‘Plutos’?

  • ALMA witnesses birth of stellar baby twins

  • ALMA sees galaxy merger in distant universe

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Interstellar storm prevents birth of new stars

Stars like the Sun are big balls of glowing gas. They are born from clouds of gas and dust. Gravity causes those clouds to contract

Is there a young ‘Earth’ forming in between colliding ‘Plutos’?

Did you ever wonder where the Earth came from? A few billion years ago, it slowly grew from dust in the newborn solar system.

ALMA witnesses birth of stellar baby twins

Our sun is a single star. It lives out its life all by itself. But the majority of stars in the universe are twins: two

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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 does ALMA see ‘invisible light’?

Look around you. You see the text you are reading right now. You see the room where you’re sitting in. Outside the window, you may

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