The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey (Astro2020) of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences has given high priority to the Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) as part of its strategy and vision for the next decade of research at the frontiers of astronomy and astrophysics.
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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Cannonball PulsarObservations using the Very Large Array (orange) reveal the needle-like trail of pulsar J0002+6216 outside the shell of its supernova remnant, shown in image from the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey. The pulsar escaped the remnant some 5,000 years after the supernova explosion.
NRAO Making Waves
Announcements and Achievements
Prototype SETI Hardware Gets First Data From VLA
A system designed to provide streaming data from the VLA to SETI Institute equipment to search for radio transmissions possibly generated by extraterrestrial civilizations has successfully completed its first test.
NACtober Showcases Research, Accomplishments of National Astronomy Consortium Participants
Kicking off this week, and running throughout the month of October, the annual conference of the National Astronomy Consortium (NAC)—NACtober—will highlight the hard work, research, and accomplishments of the 2021 NAC cohort.
IMAGE RELEASE: Moon’s Tycho Crater Revealed in Intricate Detail
The National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Observatory and National Radio Astronomy Observatory, and Raytheon Intelligence & Space have released new high-resolution images of the Moon, the highest-ever taken from the ground, using new radar technology on the Green Bank Telescope (GBT).
NRAO Congratulates Winners of Breakthrough Prize Awards
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory congratulates four astronomers who earned Breakthrough Prize Foundation awards for their outstanding research on a collision between two neutron stars. Their work made extensive use of the VLA and VLBA.
From the Earth, a pulsar looks like a star that has a pulse, a rapid beat picked up only by radio telescopes.
Dark Energy has become the largest factor in the equations that may govern the Universe.