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Another Amazing ALMA Result

Observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have revealed some of the most distant and actively star forming galaxies in our universe, thanks to an effect called gravitational lensing, which magnifies the images of these distant galaxies…

Yashar Hezaveh (McGill University), who led the study of gravitational lensing, presented the results at the Canadian Astronomical Society annual meeting at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Hezaveh described the findings as “a clear demonstration of the power of ALMA, and the beginning of an exciting new phase for submillimeter astronomy.”

The ALMA observatory, inaugurated earlier this year, is an international facility built at an altitude of 5,000 meters on the remote Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes.


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