Astronomers have used ALMA to image a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their lives.
A new, all-sky survey uses the expanded capabilities of the VLA to produce a unique and valuable resource for astronomers of all specialties.
NRAO and AUI are launching development of a new radio-telescope system with the advanced capabilities to answer critical scientific questions of the coming decades.
Animated series explains the discoveries enabled by ALMA and the wonders of the invisible universe.
Using ALMA, astronomers studied six distant starburst galaxies and discovered that five of them are surrounded by turbulent reservoirs of hydrogen gas, the fuel for future star formation.
VLA observations of distant galaxy provide important new clues about how magnetic fields originate and influence the development of galaxies.
Saturn’s frigid moon Titan has a curious atmosphere. In addition to a hazy mixture of nitrogen and hydrocarbons, like methane and ethane, Titan’s atmosphere also contains an array of more complex organic molecules, including vinyl cyanide, which astronomers recently uncovered in archival ALMA data. Under the right conditions, like those found on the surface of Titan, vinyl cyanide may naturally coalesce into microscopic spheres resembling cell membranes.
NSF awards grant to VA-NC Alliance program.
Deep inside the remains of an exploded star lies a twisted knot of newly minted molecules and dust. Using ALMA, astronomers mapped the location of these new molecules to create a high-resolution 3-D image of this “dust factory,” providing new insights into the relationship between a young supernova remnant and its galaxy.
The ALMA Board selects Dr. Sean Dougherty as the new ALMA Director for a 5-year term beginning April 2018.