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NRAO Joins Space Mission to the Far Side of the Moon to Explore the Early Universe
NRAO Joins Space Mission to the Far Side of the Moon to Explore the Early Universe
September 22, 2020 at 6:00 am | News Release

NRAO has joined DAPPER: a new NASA space mission to the far side of the Moon to investigate when the first stars began to form in the early universe.

VLBA Makes First Direct Distance Measurement to Magnetar
VLBA Makes First Direct Distance Measurement to Magnetar
Embargoed for release on September 18, 2020 at 6:00 am | News Release

Using the VLBA, astronomers have made the first direct geometric measurement of the distance to a magnetar. This precision measurement to one of the most magnetic objects in the Universe could help scientists determine if such objects are responsible for generating the mysterious Fast Radio Bursts.

ALMA Discovers Misaligned Rings in Planet-Forming Disk Around Triple Stars
ALMA Discovers Misaligned Rings in Planet-Forming Disk Around Triple Stars
Embargoed for release on September 3, 2020 at 10:00 am | News Release

Using ALMA, two teams of astronomers have for the first time discovered a planet-forming disk with misaligned rings around a triple star system, called GW Orionis.

IMAGE RELEASE: A Galaxy’s Stop-and-Start Young Radio Jets
IMAGE RELEASE: A Galaxy’s Stop-and-Start Young Radio Jets
Embargoed for release on August 25, 2020 at 7:00 am | News Release

VLBA image shows details of a young jet emitted from the core of an active galaxy, revealing that the jet activity stopped, then restarted only a decade ago.

The Cold Case of Carbon Monoxide
The Cold Case of Carbon Monoxide
August 19, 2020 at 10:00 am | News Feature

Fifty years ago, astronomers discovered carbon monoxide in space. It allowed us to see dark regions of the universe, and helped us understand it more clearly.

Featured Video: Measuring the Expanding Universe
Featured Video: Measuring the Expanding Universe
Embargoed for release on August 14, 2020 at 2:00 am | News Feature

Join Melissa Hoffman of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory as she explains how astronomers are using new observations to answer a cosmic mystery.

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