A large ALMA project

The DeathStar project will use Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to investigate Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars.

Find out more below.

AGB stars

General information and links


Project goals


Link to ALMA ESO page

Overview of the observation objects

More information about the stars that are included in the survey

"Asymptotic giant branch star" is a bit of a mouthful...

... and one of the least charming names in the stellar nomenclature (compare to hypergiant, supergiant, etc.).
Suggestions for a new, more attractive name for the stars on the AGB can be given here!