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Tidal Disruption Event
Astronomers See Distant Eruption as Black Hole Destroys Star
June 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm | News Release

Years-long observation program surprises astronomers with evidence of a star’s violent death near the core of a distant galaxy.

Trio of Infant Planets Discovered around Newborn Star
Trio of Infant Planets Discovered around Newborn Star
June 13, 2018 at 10:00 am | News Release

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.

ALMA Finds Most-Distant Oxygen in the Universe
ALMA Finds Most-Distant Oxygen in the Universe
May 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm | News Release

ALMA detects signature of oxygen from galaxy 13.28 billion light-years away

Stanford Astronomer Honored as Jansky Lecturer by AUI, NRAO
Stanford Astronomer Honored as Jansky Lecturer by AUI, NRAO
May 7, 2018 at 9:53 am | News Release

Professor Roger Blandford of Stanford receives the 2018 Jansky Lectureship in recognition of his numerous contributions to the advancement of radio astronomy. He will deliver a series of public lectures in Charlottesville, Virginia; Socorro, New Mexico; and Green Bank, West Virginia.

Photo of nineteen ALMA antennas with a dark blue sky in the background.
ALMA Reaches 1000 Published Papers
May 3, 2018 at 8:00 am | Announcement

An important milestone was reached with the publication of the 1000th peer-reviewed paper using ALMA data.

New Technology Offers to Broaden Vision for Radio Astronomy
New Technology Offers to Broaden Vision for Radio Astronomy
April 30, 2018 at 10:00 am | News Release

NRAO’s CDL led the development of a new and improved version of a Phased Array Feed.

Astronomers Witness Galaxy Megamerger
Astronomers Witness Galaxy Megamerger
April 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm | News Release

ALMA has uncovered 14 distant galaxies that are poised to merge, forming the core of what will eventually become a colossal galaxy cluster.

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