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Press Release 13-041
NSF-funded Telescopes in Antarctica and Chile Discover Bursts of Star Formation in the Early Universe

Discovery by massive, internationally funded ALMA observatory in Chile called a "game-changer" for astronomy

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Artist's conception of gravitational lensing

Artist's impression of one of the South Pole Telescope-discovered sources based on observation by ALMA and Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The massive central galaxy (in blue, seen by HST) bends the light of a more distant, submillimeter-bright galaxy, forming a ring-like image of the background galaxy which is observed by ALMA (red).

Credit: ALMA


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An ALMA arrary at sunrise

An ALMA array at daybreak.

Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)


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Souht Pole Telescope

The South Pole Telescope.

Credit: South Pole Telescope / NSF


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