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Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array

ALMA finds protoplanetary disks depicting planet formation

Atacama Large Millimeter Array's DSHARP campaign has revealed high resolution images of nearby 20 protoplanetary disks, depicting the birh of new planets.


Dec 17, 2018, 12:57 PM IST

Infant stars found near Milky Way's supermassive black hole

The observations were made with Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an observatory in Chile.

Nov 29, 2017, 18:36 PM IST

Giant 'dying star' presents an image of the Sun's future – See pics

Images captured using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescopes showed that the star W Hydrae, which is at a distance of 320 light years in the constellation of Hydra, is a giant with a diameter twice the size of Earth's orbit around the Sun.

Nov 08, 2017, 10:25 AM IST

NASA discovers chemicals that could form 'membranes' on Saturn's moon Titan!

The team found large quantities of the chemical on Titan, most likely in the stratosphere – the hazy part of the atmosphere that gives this moon its brownish-orange colour.

Jul 29, 2017, 19:01 PM IST

Astronomers observe black hole producing cold, star-making fuel from hot plasma jets

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the researchers found that powerful radio jets from the black hole - which normally suppress star formation - are stimulating the production of cold gas in the galaxy's extended halo of hot gas. 

Feb 15, 2017, 14:36 PM IST

How planets form around binary stars

Observational evidence, however, reveals that planets do indeed form and maintain surprisingly stable orbits around double stars.

Feb 14, 2016, 11:14 AM IST

Spiral galaxy`s supermassive black hole weighed for first time

Scientists have for the first time measured the precise mass of a black hole at center of distant spiral galaxy.

Jun 19, 2015, 11:06 AM IST

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.

Mar 11, 2014, 21:50 PM IST