Black Hole 30,000 Times More Massive Than Sun Detected At The Center Of Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers noticed the gas cloud HCN-0.009-0.044 swirling around an invisible massive object 30,000 times the mass of the sun. This led to the discovery of an intermediate-mass black hole at the center of our galaxy.

March 2, 2019

Ancient 'Monster Galaxy' Is Forming New Stars At Astonishing Rate

Researchers observed an ancient monster galaxy located 12.4 billion light-years away that has been forming stars at an incredible and unusual rate. Experts described COSMOS-AzTEC-1 as an unstoppable monster.

Space August 30, 2018

Astronomers Turn To Ancient Stardust For Insight On First Stars

An international team of astronomers spotted a young galaxy that is full of stardust from the early universe, offering clues on the formation of the first stars in the universe. The A2744_YD4 is the most remote galaxy ever spotted.

Space March 9, 2017

ALMA Telescopes Observe Formation Of New Solar System

Thanks to the ALMA Observatory in Chile, researchers were able to observe the initial stages in the formation of a new solar system. How do protostellar systems form?

Space December 15, 2016

Astronomers Carry Out Deepest Ever Millimeter Observations Of Early Universe Using ALMA Telescope

Building upon what is currently known about the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, astronomers used the ALMA telescope to get a better look at the early universe. This resulted in the deepest observations at the millimeter wavelength.

Space September 27, 2016

ALMA Spots Signs Of Icy Giant Planet Forming In Young Star's Dust Cloud

Astronomers found signs of planet formation in a disk surrounding the young star TW Hydrae. Observations using ALMA revealed the exoplanet could be an icy giant just like the solar system’s Neptune.

Space September 18, 2016

Astronomers Spy Water Snowline Around Young Sun-Like Star For The First Time

An outburst of brightness and heat in the young star V883 Orionis allowed scientists to see a stellar water snowline for the first time. What does the observation reveal about planet formation?

Space July 13, 2016

ALMA Shows Supermassive Black Holes Also Feed On Cold Gas

It was thought that black hole exclusively feed on hot ionized gas. It turns out black holes also feed on clouds of cold space gas, ALMA observations revealed.

Space June 9, 2016

Black Hole In Nearby Galaxy 660 Million Times More Massive Than The Sun

A supermassive black hole found in Galaxy NGC 1332 has a staggering mass of about 660 million times that of the sun and has a giant disc of cold gas circling it. What is the importance of exploring these black holes in the vast universe?

Space May 7, 2016

ALMA Spies Earth-Like Planet Forming In Habitable Zone Around Nearby Star

A nearby star system appears to be forming planets, and one of these may resemble a young Earth. What do we know about TW Hydrae?

Space March 31, 2016

Milky Way Pictured Like Never Before In Stunning New Image From Apex

Astronomers using the Apex telescope in Chile have recorded a new image of the Milky Way galaxy unlike any other study ever compiled. What is so special about this striking new composite image?

Space February 25, 2016

Astronomers May Have Found Elusive Planet X Using ALMA Telescope

The search for the elusive Planet X continues. Two new scientific papers revealed discoveries of not just one but two massive space objects that may very well be Planet X. However, other scientists dispute the findings.

Space December 12, 2015

ALMA Discovers Massive Cluster Of Baby Galaxies Nestled In Dark Matter

A nest of baby galaxies around 11.5 billion light-years away has been discovered. These galaxies are seemingly placed inside a web of dark matter, supporting the theory that the universe formed within massive accumulations of dark matter.

Space December 7, 2015

Assembly Of Ancient Galaxies Witnessed Near Reaches Of Visible Universe

Galaxies are seen forming for the first time at the edge of the universe and far back in time. What are astronomers seeing in these ancient formations?

Space July 22, 2015

‘Gravitational Lens’ Magnifies Images Of Stars Being Born To Reveal Unprecedented Details

The ALMA telescope has captured the most detailed images yet of star formation. A phenomenon known as gravitational lensing made the images possible.

Space June 9, 2015

ALMA Uses Closer Galaxy As 'Magnifying Glass' To See Ancient Galaxy

Researchers at the Atacama Large Millimeter Array observatory have captured a highly detailed image of a star formation located in a remote area of the universe.

Space June 9, 2015

Swarm of Pluto-Sized Objects Swarm Young Star

Astronomers studying "adolescent" version of our own sun say it may be surrounded with Pluto-like dwarf planets. Observations provide insights into how solar systems form, from birth to maturity, researchers say.

Space December 12, 2014

Studying the aftermath of the supernova

A team of researchers in Australia was able to see into the center of Supernova 1987A using two highly-sensitive telescopes. This is the first time scientists have ever been able to see inside the supernova since it was first discovered over 25 years ago.

Space November 11, 2014

450 light-years away, a planetary system is born

Radio telescope captures dramatic image of planets forming around a young star. Clearest-ever image of the phenomenon may alter theories of planet formation, scientists say.

Space November 6, 2014

How ALMA's new photo will change the way we view planet formation

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile recently captured the birth of planets in stunning detail, confirming theories about how planets form and how our solar system formed.

Geek November 6, 2014

Lifeline of gas discovered between disks in binary star system

Using ALMA, a team of scientists recently discovered dust and gas flowing from a binary star system's outer disk to an inner one, keeping planet-forming material alive within the system.

Geek November 2, 2014

Did life originate in deep space? Newly discovered molecule suggests that it did

A team of astronomers using the ALMA Observatory discovered a complex molecule in a part of deep space where stars form. This molecule could indicate that life originally formed in interstellar space.

Geek September 29, 2014

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