From black holes to proto-planets: ALMA's top discoveries | Chasing Starlight 9

Travel to the world’s largest telescope array. Made of 66 antennas, the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) has been observing the sky at millimetre and submillimetre wavelengths for 10 years now.

Join ESO astronomer, Suzanna Randall, in the latest episode of Chasing Starlight, to find out about some of the greatest discoveries of this telescope.

00:00 Introduction
Trip to Chile
What does ALMA observe?
02:11 Taking the first image of a black hole
03:48 Looking at the birthplace of stars
Studying nearby galaxies
05:33 Revealing the details of planet formation
06:51 Doing astrochemistry
What else are scientists observing with ALMA?
08:17 The future of ALMA

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Directed by: L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, M. Wallner   
Hosted by: S. Randall   
Written by: Suzanna Randall, B. Ferreira
Editing: M. Kornmesser, L. Calçada, M. Wallner   
Videography: A. Tsaousis
Animations & footage: M. Kornmesser, L. Calçada, ESA, NASA, ESO, EHT Collaboration, Y. Beletsky (LCO), C. Malin (, B. Tafreshi, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/NRAO/General Dynamics C4 Systems, ZDF.  
Music: Videvo, Martin Stuertzer
Web and technical support: G. Bazin, R. Yumi Shida    
Scientific consultant:  P. Amico    
Promotion: O. Sandu, M. Martins & D. Curic
Filming Locations: ESO Supernova (, Chajnantor Plateau, Puerto Varas  

Produced by ESO, the European Southern Observatory (

About the Video

Release date:5 April 2024, 16:32
Duration:09 m 16 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Name:Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
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