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VLA Helps Astronomers Make New Discoveries About Star-Shredding Events
Embargoed for release on February 22, 2021 at 6:00 am | News Feature

New studies using the VLA and other telescopes have added to our knowledge of what happens when a black hole shreds a star, but also have raised new questions that astronomers must tackle.

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Featured Video: Rotating Galaxy Disks in the Early Universe
Embargoed for release on February 10, 2021 at 4:00 am | News Feature

Episode 6 of The Baseline Series explores how galaxies form ordered rotating disks in the early Universe.

Next Generation VLA Endorsed by Canadian Panel
Next Generation VLA Endorsed by Canadian Panel
February 3, 2021 at 12:33 pm | News Release

The Canadian Astronomy Long Range Plan 2020-2030 (LRP) has recommended that Canada give funding support for the construction and operation of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s proposed Next Generation VLA (ngVLA), a new facility that will provide transformational research capabilities across many areas of astrophysics. The LRP is a report on priorities and recommendations for Canadian astronomy over the next decade.

Successful Test Paves Way for New Planetary Radar
Successful Test Paves Way for New Planetary Radar
Embargoed for release on January 28, 2021 at 5:00 am | News Release

Collaboration between the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the Green Bank Observatory, and Raytheon Intelligence & Space turns the Green Bank Telescope and the Very Long Baseline Array into a radar system for studying the Solar System.

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The Very Large Array: Astronomical Shapeshifter
January 21, 2021 at 1:19 pm | News Feature

When the Very Large Array was completed forty years ago, it was a different kind of radio telescope. Rather…

ALMA Takes First Step Toward Return to Service
ALMA Takes First Step Toward Return to Service
January 14, 2021 at 10:49 pm | Announcement

The process of returning ALMA to operational status has begun by powering up the first few antennas for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdown in March of 2021.

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