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ESO Science Release eso1216: ALMA Reveals Workings of Nearby Planetary System. 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 ...

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12 April 2012

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. This is the first published science result from ALMA in its first period of open observations for astronomers worldwide.

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1216/

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Space Scoop - the children's version of this release is available at: http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1216/kids/

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The ESO Education and Public Outreach Department
12 April 2012




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