Spitzer and ALMA reveal a star's bubbly birth

It's a bouncing baby . . . star! Combined observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the newly completed Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have revealed the throes of stellar birth as never before in the well-studied object known as HH 46/47.

ALMA reveals ghostly shape of ‘coldest place in the universe’

At a cosmologically crisp one degree Kelvin (minus 458 degrees Fahrenheit), the Boomerang Nebula is the coldest known object in the Universe – colder, in fact, than the faint afterglow of the Big Bang, which is the natural background temperature of space.

ALMA probes mysteries of jets from giant black holes

There are supermassive black holes -- with masses up to several billion solar masses -- at the hearts of almost all galaxies in the Universe, including our own galaxy, the Milky Way.

ALMA observes the drama of starbirth

Young stars are violent objects that eject material at speeds as high as one million kilometres per hour. When this material crashes into the surrounding gas it glows, creating a Herbig-Haro object.

Young stars and planets grow up together

Astronomers have shed further light on the mysterious process of how young stars and their planetary systems form.

Spiral found round dying star

A completely unexpected spiral structure observed around an ancient star could offer a glimpse of what our own sun has in store.

Life's building blocks found around sun like our own

Sugar molecules have for the first time been spotted in the gas surrounding a young sun-like star.

The Making of Psycho headed to theaters

It’s often said that what goes on behind the scenes of a movie can be much more fascinating than the film itself. 



First images released from ALMA radio telescope

More than sixteen thousand feet up in Chile, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), is officially open and has released its first images.

Paranormal horror returns in F.E.A.R. 3 FPS

Warner Bros. has confirmed a Fall release date for its F.E.A.R. 3 paranormal horror FPS. 

The title - which will be playable on the Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PCs - is expected to feature both single-player and co-op modes.