Radio Astronomy in the News
Astronomers using the GBT have made the first definitive interstellar detection of benzonitrile, an intriguing organic molecule.
Astronomers have looked back to a time soon after the Big Bang, and have discovered swirling gas in some of the earliest galaxies to have formed in the Universe. These ‘newborns’ – observed as they appeared nearly 13 billion years ago – spun like a whirlpool, similar to our own Milky Way.
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:
Flaming Fornax GalaxyRadio waves are invisible to our eyes, therefore, they do not arrive in any "color" that we've ever known. When we take our data and plot it, our artists can assign any color they please to the results. In this image of the famous Fornax radio galaxy, our artist tried a flaming orange coloring for the enormous lobes of gas this galaxy's black hole sprays out.
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.