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Mild environment observed around supermassive black hole protects organic chemicals at centre
Mild environment observed around supermassive black hole protects organic chemicals at centre

Researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found regions where certain organic molecules somehow endure the intense radiation near the supermassive black hole at the center of spiral galaxy M77, also known as NGC 1068.

Why do some galaxies 'burst'
Why do some galaxies 'burst'

 To help understand why some galaxies “burst” while others do not, an international team of astronomers have dissected a cluster of star-forming clouds at the heart of NGC 253, one of the nearest starburst galaxies to the Milky Way.

Saturn's moon Titan glowing at dusk and dawn
Saturn's moon Titan glowing at dusk and dawn

In an unexpected and potentially groundbreaking discovery, NASA has spotted Saturn's moon Titan glowing at dusk and dawn.

`First-of-its-kind` 3D mapping provides deeper insight into comets` chemical working

Scientists have developed detailed 3D maps of comets` atmosphere, which has provided a better insight into its chemical nature.

Double stars with `weird` planet-forming disks found in binary star system

Astronomers have observed a striking pair of two stars with wildly misaligned planet-forming discs in the young binary star system with the help of Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

How planet-forming dust and gases in Orion Nebula are blasted off

Astronomers have revealed how planets in the Orion Nebula are blasted before they even form.

Pregnant dust ring now `delivering` new planets

As you sip your cup of tea on a chilly morning, an enormous ring of dust and gas - encircling a distant star - may be giving births to new planets at this very moment.

Formation site of giant planetary system discovered

A team of astronomers has obtained proof of formation of a giant planetary system around a young star by the observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

Coldest known object in universe has an eerily ghost-like appearance

The Boomerang Nebula is the coldest known object in the Universe at a cosmologically crisp one degree Kelvin (minus 458 degrees Fahrenheit), scientists have claimed.

Large `hot` cocoon around small baby star discovered

Scientists using ALMA have discovered a very large hot molecular cloud around a very young star.

ALMA discovers comet factory, solves planet formation mystery

Computer models suggest that dust grains grow when they collide and stick together. However, when these bigger grains collide again at high speed they are often smashed to pieces and sent back to square one.

ALMA telescope finds 15 extremely dark galaxies unidentified until now

With the help of ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array), scientists have observed the "Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Survey Field" in the direction of the constellation Cetus, and succeeded in identifying 15 dark galaxies.

Signs of star formation close to supermassive black hole detected

Using the ALMA, astronomers have discovered signs of star formation perilously close to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Most complex ground-based telescope `ALMA` inaugurated in Chile

Scientists across the UK are proudly celebrating the monumental achievement of the completion of ALMA - the most complex ground-based telescope in existence.

Two baby planets guzzling gas from `parent` star found

For the first time, scientists have observed the birth of two giant planets emitting gas as they orbit their parent star.

Radio telescope ALMA opens its eye on Universe

ALMA, which is under construction, is currently using 16 large antennas to see wavelengths of light.

ALMA telescope opens its eyes on the Universe

ALMA was officially opened for astronomers on Monday after a decade of planning and construction.