Artist’s illustration of a galaxy in the early universe that is very dusty and shows the first signs of a rotationally supported disk. In this image, the red color represents gas, and blue/brown represents dust as seen in radio waves with ALMA. Many other galaxies are visible in the background, […]

These infrared images of Saturn’s moon Titan represent some of the clearest global views of the icy moon’s surface. The views were created using 13 years of data acquired by the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer instrument onboard NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Nantes/University of Arizona NASA scientists identified a […]

Each protostar is surrounded by a small gas disk and they are embedded in the larger disk. Both protostars eject molecular gas outflows, while one emanates a collimated jet which collides with the surrounding gas and creates bright spots along the stream. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter […]

Left and center: Image of the region of the sky containing BOSS-EUVLG1, which stands out due to its blue color. Credit: DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys. Right: Artist`s drawing of the burst of star formation in BOSS-EUVLG1, which contains a large number of young massive stars, and hardly any dust. Credit: […]

ALMA and the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have imaged GW Orionis, a triple star system with a peculiar inner region. The new observations revealed that this object has a warped planet-forming disc with a misaligned ring. In particular, the SPHERE image (right panel) allowed astronomers to see, […]