ALMA Observatory

Study Finds Bizarre Exoplanet Orbits for Binary Stars

There’s an iconic scene in the original Star Wars movie where Luke Skywalker looks out over the desert landscape of…

4 months ago

Astronomers Finally Find the Neutron Star Leftover from Supernova 1987A

Astronomers at Cardiff University have done something nobody else has been able to do. A team, led by Dr. Phil…

9 months ago

Here’s a First. Astronomers See a Moon Forming Around a Baby Exoplanet

Astronomers have discovered, for the first time, moons forming in the disk of debris around a large exoplanet. Astronomers have…

1 year ago

One of Our Best Views of the Supermassive Black Hole at the Heart of the Milky Way

An almost unimaginably enormous black hole is situated at the heart of the Milky Way. It's called a Supermassive Black…

2 years ago

Bizarre Double Star System Flipped its Planetary Disk on its Side

An international research team recently found a binary star system with a debris disk that orbits around their poles.

2 years ago

Here are 20 Protoplanetary Disks, With Newly Forming Planets Carving Out Gaps in the Gas and Dust

A new survey by an ALMA collaboration has resulted in stunning images of 20 nearby protoplanetary disks, which shows the…

2 years ago

Gas and Dust Seen Swirling Around our Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole

A team using ALMA has observed gas and dust cloudlets near the super massive black hole at the center of…

2 years ago

Simulated View of a Newly Forming Planetary System with Rings and Gaps

Using data from the ALMA array, a team of international astronomers was able to image a newly forming planetary system…

2 years ago

Maybe There’s no Connection Between Supermassive Black Holes and Their Host Galaxies?

A recent study by an international team of scientists has indicated that there may be no connection between SMBHs and…

2 years ago

Proxima Centauri has a Cold Dust Belt that Could Indicate Even More Planets

According to a new study by an international team of scientists, Proxima Centauri could have dust belts that indicate the…

3 years ago