Radio Astronomy in the News
Years-long observation program surprises astronomers with evidence of a star’s violent death near the core of a distant galaxy.
Two independent teams of astronomers have uncovered convincing evidence that three young planets are in orbit around an infant star known as HD 163296. Using a new planet-finding strategy, the astronomers identified three discrete disturbances in a young star’s gas-filled disk: the strongest evidence yet that newly formed planets are in orbit there.
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 Piece of the WyeIn this aerial shot over the Very Large Array in New Mexico, nearly the entire array is in view. In this most compact configuration, the Y-shape of the VLA's tracks is easily seen. We refer to it as the "Wye."
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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.