Radio Astronomy in the News
New evidence from the VLA suggests that a jet of material ejected by a young star may have triggered the formation of a second, younger star.
To make a star, the conditions inside interstellar gas clouds have to be “just right.” When it comes to a cloud’s magnetic fields, however, those conditions may range from powerful and orderly to weak and chaotic, new ALMA observations suggest.
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:
A Wobbling JetInside the famous Manatee Nebula (W50) lies the black hole remnant of the supernova that formed it, called SS 433. Its jets wobble as they force charged particles outward. Over time, this creates a swirling tracer pattern to the radio waves picked up by the Very Large Array (VLA).
Color different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum using multiwavelength images from space.
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