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Workings of nearby planetary system revealed

A new observatory still under construction has given astronomers a major breakthrough in understanding a nearby planetary system and provided valuable clues about how such systems form and evolve. Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered that planets orbiting the star Fomalhaut must be much smaller than originally thought.
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The Best Baby Picture Ever of a Planetary System

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (2 weeks ago)

Astronomers have taken the best picture yet of a planetary system being born. The image, taken by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in the high-altitude desert in Chile, reveals a planet-forming disk of gas aro... Read Post

Searching for the Origins of Water in Planetary Systems

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (8 months ago)

Astronomers are eager to use the newly completed Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), an array of radio telescopes in the Atacama desert of northern Chile, and similar facilities to follow the story of water when planetary systems... Read Post

Astronomers Zooming In on Alien "Earth-Sized" Planet Sytem

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (3 years ago)

A new observatory still under construction has given astronomers a major breakthrough in understanding a nearby planetary system that can provide valuable clues about how such systems form and evolve. The scientists used the Atacama... Read Post


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