• Baby sun shows signs of windy weather

  • Cosmic Crashes Get Galaxies in a Spin

  • Giant Cosmic Magnifying Lens Finds Baby Stars

  • ALMA shows where Pluto-bound spacecraft should be heading

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Baby sun shows signs of windy weather

Astronomers have detected windy weather around a baby star. The star is like a newborn version of our own sun. It is surrounded by a

Cosmic Crashes Get Galaxies in a Spin

If you go outside on a clear night, far away from city lights, you will see thousands of twinkling stars. Each one is part of

Giant Cosmic Magnifying Lens Finds Baby Stars

The famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes always has his magnifying lens with him, ready to uncover a barely visible but crucial piece of evidence to

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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

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

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