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Image Release: ALMA Maps Europa’s Temperature
Image Release: ALMA Maps Europa’s Temperature
October 23, 2018 at 10:00 am | News Release

New ALMA images show never-before-seen surface details on Europa, including an enigmatic “cold spot.”

When Is a Nova Not a ‘Nova’? When a White Dwarf and a Brown Dwarf Collide
When Is a Nova Not a ‘Nova’? When a White Dwarf and a Brown Dwarf Collide
October 8, 2018 at 12:00 am | News Release

Using ALMA, an international team of astronomers found evidence that a white dwarf and a brown dwarf collided in a short-lived blaze of glory.

VLA Sky Survey Reveals First “Orphan” Gamma Ray Burst
VLA Sky Survey Reveals First “Orphan” Gamma Ray Burst
October 4, 2018 at 10:00 am | News Release

Comparing data from new, ongoing sky survey to data from previous observations reveals probable gamma ray burst that directed no gamma rays toward Earth.

VLA Discovers Powerful Jet Coming from “Wrong” Kind of Star
VLA Discovers Powerful Jet Coming from “Wrong” Kind of Star
September 26, 2018 at 1:00 pm | News Release

The VLA’s discovery of a jet of material launched from a highly-magnetic neutron star has forced rethinking a longstanding theory.

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VLBA Measures Asteroid’s Characteristics
September 13, 2018 at 9:59 am | News Release

Astronomers used the VLBA in an unusual way to learn new details about an asteroid’s size, shape, and orbit.

Fierce Winds Quench Wildfire-like Starbirth in Far-flung Galaxy
Fierce Winds Quench Wildfire-like Starbirth in Far-flung Galaxy
September 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm | News Release

Astronomers using ALMA, with the aid of a gravitational lens, have detected the most-distant galactic “wind” of molecules ever observed, seen when the universe was only one billion years old. By tracing the outflow of hydroxyl (OH) molecules – which herald the presence of star-forming gas in galaxies – the researchers show how some galaxies in the early universe quenched an ongoing wildfire of starbirth.

Radio Observations Confirm Superfast Jet of Material From Neutron Star Merger
Radio Observations Confirm Superfast Jet of Material From Neutron Star Merger
September 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm | News Release

The super-sharp radio “vision” of a continent-wide collection of NSF radio telescopes answered an outstanding question about the aftermath of the merger of two neutron stars.

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