SMA in The Press
 
June 24, 2014 The Submillimeter Array: Celebrating a Decade of Discovery
article published www.spacefellowship.com
"Ten years ago, eight antennas on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawai’i, united to form a telescope unlike any other. Since then the Submillimeter Array (SMA) has examined the universe in unprecedented detail and provided new insights into subjects as diverse as planetary formation and distant galaxies. Its achievements were celebrated earlier this month at a conference in Cambridge, Mass."  
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May 23, 2013 Astronomers spot 'missing link' collision creating a supermassive galaxy ten times the size of the Milky Way
article published www.dailymail.co.uk
"Two hungry young galaxies that collided 11 billion years ago are rapidly forming a massive galaxy about 10 times the size of the Milky Way, astronomers have discovered."  
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May 22, 2013 The rapid assembly of an elliptical galaxy of 400 billon solar masses at a redshift of 2.3
article published www.nature.com
"Stellar archaeology shows that massive elliptical galaxies formed rapidly about ten billon years ago with star-formation rates of above several hundred solar masses per year."  
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April 25, 2013 Dense Cloud Breaks Rules of Star Formation
article published www.livescience.com
"Researchers are discovering new information about a dark bean-shaped cloud in the center of our galaxy."  
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January 10, 2013 A Cloudy Mystery
"Near the crowded galactic center, where billowing clouds of gas and dust cloak a supermassive black hole three million times as massive as the sun- a black hole whose gravity is strong enough to grip stars that are whipping around it at thousands of kilometers per second - one particular cloud has baffled astronomers."  
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December 6, 2012 Astronomers Discover Youngest Solar System Yet  
article published www.sci-news.com
"An international group of astronomers using the Submillimeter Array and the Combined Array for Millimeter-Wave Astronomy has found evidence of what might be youngest still-forming solar system yet detected."  Read More...
October 5, 2012 How Astronomers Measured the Edge of a Black Hole  
Produced by Denise Chow
"Astronomer Shep Doeleman tells us about something really spooky: a black hole's event horizon."  
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July 9, 2012 Signals From the Void  
article by Seth Fletcher
"Scientists are trying to get the first direct look at the black hole at the center of our galaxy. How close will they come to seeing the unseeable? "  
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January 26, 2012 How Do You Spot a Black Hole? Look for Its 'Burp'  
Shep Doeleman is interviewed on the
PBS Newshour
Shep Doeleman (MIT Haystack Observatory), along with the SMA, is part of the Event Horizon Telescope  
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January 03, 2012 Solving the Mystery of Extreme Galaxies  
article published in The Daily Galaxy
"A team of astronomers have used the Submillimeter Array (SMA) to obtain the first unbiased galaxy survey of molecular and atomic lines using a telescope array. They covered a complete, large wavelength interval in the millimeter regime that is accessible through Earth's atmosphere."  
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December 16, 2011 Magnetic Fields May Rock Cosmic Cradles for Unborn Stars  
article by Charles Q. Choi for SPACE.com
"Using the Submillimeter Array of radio telescopes in Hawaii, the researchers observed giant molecular clouds in M33's spiral arms."  
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November 16, 2011 Magnetic Fields Set Stage for Birth of New Stars   Science News "Astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy have, for the first time, measured the alignment of magnetic fields in gigantic clouds of gas and dust in a distant galaxy..."  
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May 24, 2011 Want to Make Planets? Better Hurry.   article by Jon Voisey for Universe Today "The new study uses data from Submillimeter Array .."  
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December 22, 2010 Taiwan-US astronomers shed light on 'dusty galaxies' "Recent findings by a Taiwan-U.S. observation team studying distant 'dusty galaxies' could lead to a revision of astronomers' understanding of these ancient stellar phenomena."  
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November 17, 2010 Dissolving star systems creates a mess in Orion A team of scientist use the SMA ".. to trace the motion of carbon monoxide gas in the area."  
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June 23, 2010 Volcanic Moon of Jupiter Is Smelly and Bizarre Jupiter's moon Io is one of the strangest places in our solar system, with extremely tall mountains, foul-smelling gases in its tenuous atmosphere and incredible levels of volcanic activity beneath its surface.  
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June 17, 2010 Astronomers Witness Star Birth Astronomers have glimpsed into the earliest stages of star formation, and have seen what could be the youngest known star at the very moment it is being born.  
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July 2, 2009 Binary planetary systems caught in the act of forming! Astronomers have discovered a young binary system where both stars are surrounded by thick disks of material that are in the process of forming planets! And it's a near thing, too -- this system almost didn't exist at all.  
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June 15, 2009 Planetary Preemies? Protoplanetary disks around three young stars in Ophiuchus have large central holes, astronomers have found, which were presumably cleared by still-growing Jupiter-mass planets. But there is a problem: the stars are too young. How would planets have formed in just a couple million years?  
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June 11, 2009 Magnetic Fields Dominate Young Stars of all Sizes When it comes to the role of magnetism in the formation of stars, size might not matter.  
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June 11, 2009 Planet-Forming Disk Discovered Orbiting Twin Suns Astronomers have announced that a sequence of images collected with the Smithsonian's Submillimeter Array (SMA) clearly reveals the presence of a rotating molecular disk orbiting the young binary star system V4046 Sagittarii.  
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June 09, 2009 Cosmic Cloud Poised to Birth Massive Star A massive, tranquil object found lurking in a dark cloud in our galaxy could be about to transform into a massive star or stars, giving astronomers their first glimpse at such a region on the cusp of stellar birth.  
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