Searching for the origins of our universe

Equipped with cutting-edge technology, NOEMA is ideally adapted to explore the depths of our universe, from the Solar System to the Milky Way up to the outer limits of our universe. NOEMA will provide sensational images of stars at birth and at the last stages of their lives, detect the farthest known black holes - formed only several hundreds of million years after the Big Bang - and enable detailed observations of discs orbiting young stars where planets are being formed. NOEMA will also detect new, hitherto unknown interstellar molecules - a substantial contribution to astrochemistry and a crucial step towards exobiology.