Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Time Lapse XIII

Scientists are getting an unprecedented view of the early universe with the help of ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array. This group of antennae is the equivalent of a city-size telescopic lens, bringing cosmic nurseries for planets and stars into view.

"Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives.