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WOW: High-Desert Telescope Spies Planets Being Born

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.07.2014 | Science

Astronomers say they've captured the most detailed image yet of planet formation around a young, sun-like star -- and it's pretty spectacular. Stor...

Weird 'Cloud' Takes Astronomers By Surprise

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 02.13.2014 | Science

A dusty gas cloud around a young sun-like star is surprising astronomers with its strange chemistry, suggesting that such planet-forming disks may b...

WATCH: Huge New Telescope Hit By Labor Dispute

natureheader | Alexandra Witze | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science

Less than half a year after the inauguration of a US$1.4-billion radio telescope array in Chile, astronomical observations have ceased because of a la...

LOOK: Baby Star Spews Fast, Glowing Jets

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 08.21.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- This is one baby picture you won't want to miss. The ALMA (AL'-mah) telescope in Chile has captured a close-up of the glowing...

PHOTO: Galaxy Goes From Starburst To 'Star Bust'

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.26.2013 | Science

Sometimes science can be beautiful. Just take a look at this image released by the huge new ALMA telescope in Chile. It reveals enormous gobs of cold,...

David Freeman

Insider's Guide To 'World's Greatest' Observatory

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 04.15.2013 | Science

Astronomers expect the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA), the huge radio telescope that was inaugurated in March, to provide answers...

David Freeman

Powerful New Observatory Inaugurated At High-Desert Site

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science

ATACAMA DESERT, CHILE -- Astronomers from around the world gathered here today for the long-awaited inauguration of the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submi...

New Telescope To Get Unprecedented Glimpse Of Star Birth

Posted 03.13.2013 | Science

By: Elizabeth Howell Published: 03/12/2013 10:04 AM EDT on SPACE.com The world's most powerful radio telescope will pull back the curtain on the d...

Strage Spiral Around Star May Yield Clues to Sun's Fate

Posted 10.10.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 10/10/2012 01:10 PM EDT on SPACE.com An intriguing spiral structure surrounding a pulsing red giant star may be of...

Huge New Telescope Offers Unique Look At Cosmos

AP | Posted 12.04.2011 | Technology

SANTIAGO, Chile -- A huge and powerful new telescope has begun probing the universe from a high-altitude plateau in northern Chile, and astronomers ho...