Radio Astronomy in the News
Far beyond Pluto is a recently discovered cold, icy body that astronomers call “DeeDee.” New ALMA observations reveal that it has “the right stuff” to be considered a dwarf planet.
Star birth can be a violent and explosive event, as dramatically illustrated in new ALMA images.
Very Large Array
The VLA is the most advanced radio telescope array on Earth, a customizable interferometer that spans up to 22 miles across.
Image of the Week:
A Star Turns OnIn this artist's interpretation, the spinning disk of a newly-forming star swirls the gas around it in a counter-clockwise motion. The gas is coded by color, with reds showing speed away from us and blue showing speeds toward us. This new star resides in the giant star-forming cloud in the Orion constellation.
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.
Hear from folks who work at NRAO about the many paths we've taken to get here. You don’t have to be a scientist or engineer to be part of our exciting mission!