Radio Astronomy in the News
NRAO is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Jansky Fellowships.
New data from ALMA and other telescopes reveal stunning web of filaments in the Orion Nebula.
Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in the Atacama Desert, Chile, is the most complex observatory ever built.
Image of the Week:
Radar Image of MercuryThis image of Mercury was the result of a radar experiment using the NASA JPL/DSN 70-m antenna in Goldstone, CA, as the transmitter, and the Very Large Array (VLA) as the receiver. Red areas are areas of high radar reflectivity, which can either be a result of surface and near-surface composition, or surface roughness. The north pole is the brightest region, an indication of the presence of significant amounts of water ice. A similar region has been detected at the south polar regions. The two other large reflective regions have never been photographed, so the cause of the high reflections remains a mystery.
Color different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum using multiwavelength images from space. Create your own background for your favorite device.
Check out our Milky Way Explorer, a guided trip through our spiral Galaxy and its neighborhood. You choose where to explore, and a radio astronomer talks to you about each stop.