Astronomers Find Evidence for Most Powerful Pulsar in Distant Galaxy
How the ngVLA and Multi-Messenger Astronomy Will Reveal the Formation and Evolution of Black Holes
Tom Maccarone |
21 April 2022

Black Holes are strange creatures. They are objects so dense that light cannot escape them. Since black holes don’t…

Astronomers Find Evidence for Most Powerful Pulsar in Distant Galaxy
Studying the Cradle of Planets with ngVLA
Luca Ricci |
14 April 2022

The Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) will help astronomers solve some of the greatest mysteries of modern astrophysics,…

Astronomers Find Evidence for Most Powerful Pulsar in Distant Galaxy
A Galaxy Far, Far, Away: Cosmic Behemoths, and their Origins
Daniel Dale |
9 February 2022

A century ago two prominent astronomers held a debate at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The topic concerned…

Astronomers Find Evidence for Most Powerful Pulsar in Distant Galaxy
A Star is Born: Unveiling the Formation of Solar System Analogues
Andrea Isella |
19 January 2022

In the last twenty years, thousands of planets have been discovered outside the Solar System. Some are bigger than…

Astronomers Find Evidence for Most Powerful Pulsar in Distant Galaxy
Black Holes: A Mystery at the Center of Astronomy
Alberto Bolatto |
24 November 2021

In the past century, black holes have transformed from being a mere curiosity into a key element of modern…

Astronomers Find Evidence for Most Powerful Pulsar in Distant Galaxy
Black Holes and Cosmic Clocks: How the Next Generation Very Large Array Will Test General Relativity
Joseph Lazio |
21 September 2021

In the direction of the constellation of Sagittarius, in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, sits a supermassive…

Astronomers Find Evidence for Most Powerful Pulsar in Distant Galaxy
Dusty Doughnuts from your Local Cosmic Café
Nan Janney |
2 August 2021

On a clear dark night, the plane of our Galaxy can be seen arching overhead, filled with bright stars…

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Sharper Image of Galaxy with VLASS

Sharper Image of Galaxy with VLASS

The sharpest radio view ever made of such a large portion of the sky! This galaxy, observed by the new VLA Sky Survey, resides near the constellation Draco in the northern hemisphere. No sources are detected at the radio galaxy's position in optical wavelengths (center right panel), but there is a hint of the central galaxy at infrared wavelengths (bottom right panel). The top right panel shows the radio source from our previous (NVSS) survey, but the resolution was too faint to work out the details. However, our new survey has the resolution to reveal the distinct features of the radio lobes from a supermassive black hole found at the heart of most galaxies!

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