Pollution alert in the early universe
We all know about environmental pollution. The air is polluted by cars, airplanes and factories. The oceans are polluted with plastic. Humans produce a lot
Star-spawning ‘peacock clouds’ hint at galaxy interaction
The two images shown here look like the beautifully colored tails of peacocks, don’t you think? Well, think again. In reality, these are giant clouds
ALMA sees two-way traffic around a black hole
Here’s an easy experiment you can do at home. Fill the kitchen sink with water. Then pull out the plug, and carefully watch how the
ALMA sees how matter spirals into a young baby star
Do you remember the last time you were on a merry-go-round on a playground or a fair? Because of the fast rotation, you felt like
One cosmic pretzel for two baby stars
When astronomers looked at this new ALMA image, it reminded them of a pretzel – a pastry shaped like a knot. But there are no
Soap bubbles and jellyfish galaxies
You probably know how to make soap bubbles. First, you put a ring of plastic or metal into a soap bath, and gently pull it
What goes on beneath Jupiter’s clouds?
Do you like watching the clouds? It’s a pleasing pastime. If you have enough imagination, the clouds above your head sometimes resemble faces or animals.
ALMA puts a black hole on the scale
How do you weigh a black hole? For a person, it’s easy. You just step upon a scale and read off your weight. But no
ALMA finds large numbers of massive galaxies in the early universe
Imagine that you’re on an open field in the middle of the night. In the distance is the edge of a dark forest. Using your
Massive binary stars are born as real twins
All people look different from each other. Except identical twins. They have the same eyes, the same nose, the same mouth and the same hair.