ALMA catches “intruder” redhanded in rarely detected stellar flyby event

ALMA catches “intruder” redhanded in rarely detected stellar flyby event

13 January, 2022

Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) made a rare detection of a likely stellar flyby event in the Z Canis Majoris (Z CMa) star system. An intruder—not bound to the system—object came in close proximity to and interacted with the environment surrounding the binary...

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