Using the both ALMA and the VLT, astronomers have imaged the cold, rock-strewn rings encircling the planet Uranus. Rather than observing the reflected sunlight from these rings, ALMA and the VLT imaged the millimeter and mid-infrared “glow” naturally emitted by the frigidly cold particles of the rings themselves.
Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in the Atacama Desert, Chile, is the most complex observatory ever built.
Very Long Baseline Array
The Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) is ten radio telescopes stationed across 5,351 miles. It’s the world’s sharpest, dedicated telescope array.
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ngVLA: Together We See MoreThe Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has shown us young star systems where planets are forming. The next-generation Very Large Array will go even deeper, observing Earth-size bodies in their youth. It will reveal how planets clear gaps in cold, dusty planetary disks. The ngVLA will also study how stellar winds clear primordial gas and dust from star systems.
NRAO Making Waves
Announcements and Achievements
Dosvedanya and Farewell, RadioAstron
On May 30, 2019, the Russian RadioAstron satellite — the farthest element of an Earth-to-space radio-telescope system — ended its service.
Statement on Starlink and ‘Constellations’ of Communication Satellites
Radio astronomy facilities are working with the communications industry to preserve clear views of the radio universe.
AUI/NRAO Representative in Chile to Join Advisory Council of ComunidadMujer
Paulina Bocaz, the AUI Representative and NRAO Assistant Director for Chile, has been selected to join the Advisory Council of “ComunidadMujer.”
Chilean Senate Distinguishes ALMA For 1st Image of Black Hole
The Senate of Chile recognized ALMA for its role in obtaining the first image of a black hole as part of the Event Horizon Telescope.
A galaxy is an island of stars floating on a plate of dark matter, or so the theory goes.
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