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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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