Studies with the VLA indicate that roughly half of the massive black holes in dwarf galaxies are not in the centers of those galaxies. This gives astronomers new insights into the conditions in which similar black holes formed and grew in the early history of the Universe.
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.
Long, long ago… or if you’re an astronomer, far, far away… STARS EMIT LIGHT Stars, galaxies, even dust and complex…
If you take U.S. Highway 60 west out of Socorro, in fifty miles you’ll bump into the Very Large…
Standing at the high site of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array is like standing on another world. Sandy gravel…
Radio telescopes received the signal that allowed 600 million people to watch Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon.
Ruby Payne-Scott was born on May 28, 1912 in Grafton, New South Wales. She began her college career at…
Since the 1930s, when Karl Jansky detected the first radio signals from space, astronomers have used radio telescopes to…
The NRAO NINE (National and International Non-traditional Exchange) program and Office of Diversity and Inclusion aim to train students…
A Cloudy Twilight at the VLAClouds linger at twilight over the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array in its most compact configuration.
NRAO Making Waves
Announcements and Achievements
Antenna Design for the Next Generation Very Large Array
The NRAO has awarded three contracts for the conceptual design of the 18m antenna for the next-generation Very Large Array (ngVLA).
New NSF Support Agreement for Next Generation Very Large Array
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded an additional $4M to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and Associated…
NRAO’s Brett McGuire Part of Science News 10: Scientists to Watch
Dr. Brett McGuire of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) has been named to Science News’ list of 10 early-and mid-career scientists on their way to greater widespread acclaim.
First Canadian ALMA Large Program to Investigate the Impact of Galaxy Environment on Star Formation
The first ever Canadian-led Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Large Program has been approved for cycle 7. Dr. Brown and his colleagues will use the Atacama Compact Array (ACA) to study the influence of galaxy environment on star formation in the Virgo Cluster.
To balance their speeds out to those distances from their massive central cores, the galaxies must be made of more stuff than just that which we can detect.
Welcome to central New Mexico where the National Radio Astronomy Observatory operates the world’s most versatile radio telescope, the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array. Here, we have put together a collection of exclusive video tours we call the VLA Explorer.