• ALMA Peers Through the Fog Surrounding Early Galaxies

  • ALMA puts a distant black hole on the scales

  • How to ‘un-distort’ a galaxy

  • ALMA witness how parent molecular clouds force their babies to eat

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ALMA Peers Through the Fog Surrounding Early Galaxies

Have you ever woken up before sunrise and seen that it was very foggy outside, but then the Sun came up and quickly burned the

ALMA puts a distant black hole on the scales

Using ALMA observations, astronomers have weighed a black hole in the core of a distant galaxy. It turns out to be 140 million times more

How to ‘un-distort’ a galaxy

A distant galaxy that looked like a near-perfect ring to ALMA turns out to be a chaotic collection of gas clumps instead. Some of these

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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

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

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