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Milky Way-like Galaxies in Early Universe Embedded in ‘Super Halos’

ALMA sees young Milky Way-like galaxies in early universe. 

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Protostar Blazes Bright, Reshaping Its Stellar Nursery

A protostar in the Cat's Paw Nebula is undergoing powerful growth spurt.

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Most Distant Object Ever Observed by ALMA

A dusty galaxy seen about 13 billion light-years away.

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An Extraordinary Celestial Spiral with a Twist

LL Pegasi is an amazing celestial spiral.

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The Dawn of a New Era for Supernova 1987A

30 years ago a star exploded... revisiting Supernova 1987A.

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Black-Hole-Powered Jets Forge Fuel for Star Formation

Powerful radio jets enable cold gas to form in heart of the Phoenix Cluster.

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Astronomers Find Seven Dwarf-Galaxy Groups, the Building Blocks of Massive Galaxies

Seven dwarf galaxy groups poised to merge into larger galaxies. 

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Orion Explorer Lauches

Tour the iconic constellation of Orion with NRAO's latest edition to its Milky Way Explorer.

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