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NRAO NINE Participants Explore Radio Astronomy in Trinidad
Brian Kent |
21 March 2019

The NRAO NINE (National and International Non-traditional Exchange) program and Office of Diversity and Inclusion aim to train students…

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On Young Love (of Radio Telescopes)
Olivia Harper Wilkins |
26 February 2019

My two-year-old loves radio telescopes. My friends are convinced that I trained my son Günther to point to and…

Galaxies in PHANGS-ALMA Survey
Where Will the Next-Generation Very Large Array Take Us? To Our Cosmic Origins
Dr. Kristina Nyland |
14 January 2019

Dr. Kristina Nyland was a postdoctoral research associate at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory from 2015 to 2018. She has…

Galaxies in PHANGS-ALMA Survey
Developing a Quick Method to Review VLASS QuickLook Data
Jason Renwick |
8 January 2019

The NRAO-led National and International Non-Traditional Exchange (NINE) Program, part of the NRAO Office of Diversity and Inclusion, trains…

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When Astronomers See Disks, They See Chemical Cauldrons
Charles Blue |
26 November 2018

Astronomy has shown us striking images of galaxies, star clusters, and vast glowing nebula. But for many scientists, that…

Galaxies in PHANGS-ALMA Survey
Remember to Look Up at the Stars, Not Down at your Data
Moiya McTier |
19 November 2018

Last June 2018, a group of astronomy educators, under the auspices of the National Science Foundation’s Astronomy in Chile…

Galaxies in PHANGS-ALMA Survey
Linking our Lineage: From Radio Operator to Radio Receiver
Dave Finley |
7 November 2018

Radio astronomy and amateur radio have a close historical connection, and one theme of the hamfest VLA tour is…

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Extragalactic Jets

Extragalactic Jets

This image of a distant radio galaxy is part of the Very Large Array Sky Survey – a seven-year campaign using the VLA to map eighty percent of the sky from New Mexico and generate a database of approximately 10 million radio sources. The image depicts massive radio jets blasting away from a supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy, which is seen as a faint dot between the two jets. The VLA Sky Survey continues to generate thousands of images at unprecedented resolution, revealing the details and stunning structure of extragalactic jets. If you want to look up where on the sky this image resides, the galaxy’s coordinates are: 14h 54m 27.8s, -36deg 39m 58.0s (J2000).