• Astronomers witness the birth of a stellar triple

  • Suprise: ALMA got to see the line where snow starts around a young star

  • Black hole hidden within its own exhaust

  • ALMA finds ‘pregnant’ galaxies in distant Universe

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Astronomers witness the birth of a stellar triple

Many stars are single, just like our own Sun. But there are also many twins and even triples in the Universe – two or three

Suprise: ALMA got to see the line where snow starts around a young star

What happens if you throw little sticks or dry pine needles in a camp fire? The flames get brighther and the air gets warmer, right?

Black hole hidden within its own exhaust

Almost every galaxy in the Universe has a massive black hole in its core. With its gravity, the black hole sucks in material from its

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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 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 ALMA images created?

ALMA measures millimeter waves from the sky. These millimeter waves are emitted by cold dust clouds in the Universe. The clouds are so cold that