ALMA Observatory

Astronomers See a Newly Forming Planetary Disk That’s Continuing to Feed On Material from its Nebula

Over the last few years, astronomers have observed distant solar systems in their early stages of growth. ALMA (Atacama Large…

7 months ago

The Strange, Misshapen Orbits of Planet-Forming Disks in a Triple-Star System

Whatever we grow up with, we think of as normal. Our single solitary yellow star seems normal to us, with…

9 months ago

Study Finds Bizarre Exoplanet Orbits for Binary Stars

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

1 year 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

3 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…

3 years ago