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ALMA discovers cold dust around nearest star

The ALMA Observatory in Chile has detected dust around the closest star to the Solar System, Proxima Centauri. These new observations reveal the glow coming from cold dust in a region between one to four times as far from Proxima Centauri as the Earth is from the...

November 05, 2017

telescope image shows star formation can be a violent and explosive process

Telescope image shows star formation can be a violent and explosive process

Stellar explosions are most often associated with supernovae, the spectacular deaths of stars. But new ALMA observations provide insights into explosions at the other end of the stellar life cycle, star birth. Astronomers captured these dramatic images as they...

April 08, 2017

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"In Search of Our Cosmic Origins (The ALMA Movie)"

This 16-minute video presents the history of ALMA from the origins of the project several decades ago to the recent first science results. Illustrated by dramatic helicopter footage, the movie takes you on a journey to the 5000-metre-high Chajnantor Plateau, where ALMA

March 21, 2013

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"ALMA: The View from a Different World"

ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array), the huge international telescope project that was inaugurated in Chile this week. It is located in the Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth and an area that bears a striking resemblance to the Red Planet. ALMA is a single

March 17, 2013

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Correlator - Supercomputer built for largest ground-based telescope

Largest ground-based telescope in history - Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is now equipped with its petascale supercomputer crucial for its huge data processing requirements. Known as ALMA correlator, this supercomputer has over 134 million

January 24, 2013