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ALMA Sees Einstein Ring in Stunning Image of Lensed Galaxy

ALMA Sees Einstein Ring in Stunning Image of Lensed Galaxy

Astronomers have discovered that a distant galaxy -- seen from Earth with the aid of a gravitational lens -- appears like a cosmic ring, thanks to the highest resolution images ever taken with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). Forged by the chance alignment of two distant galaxies, this striking ring-like structure is a...

Asteroid Juno Seen Traveling Through Space in New ALMA Images and Animation

Asteroid Juno Seen Traveling Through Space in New ALMA Images and Animation

A series of images made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) provides an unprecedented view of the surface of Juno, one of the largest members of our solar system's main asteroid belt. Linked together into a brief animation, these high-resolution images show the asteroid rotating through space as it shines in...

ALMA Goes Broadband with New High-Speed Data Connection

ALMA Goes Broadband with New High-Speed Data Connection

ALMA’s remote location is a boon to astronomy but a telecommunication challenge for the astronomers who work there. Thanks to a newly installed broadband fiber-optic line between the ALMA and the city of Calama in northern Chile, astronomers from around the world now have high-speed access to this world-class telescope. ALMA, the Atacama Large...