• Giant Cosmic Magnifying Lens Finds Baby Stars

  • ALMA shows where Pluto-bound spacecraft should be heading

  • How are ALMA images created?

  • How are the antennas moved around?

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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

ALMA shows where Pluto-bound spacecraft should be heading

Many years ago, in January 2006, NASA launched an unmanned spacecraft to Pluto. The craft is called New Horizons. It is the fastest moving spacecraft

Slanted Solar Systems Surprise Scientists

It’s well known that the planets, moons, asteroids and other objects in our Solar System orbit the Sun in a more-or-less perfectly flat, disc-like motion,

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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

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

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