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German Astronomers Share Proposed Science for the ngVLA
February 21, 2024 at 2:07 pm | Announcement

Over the course of two scientific meetings, held in 2022 and 2023, German astronomers have collected 41 highly compelling science cases involving 57 unique authors from 19 German institutions, all aspiring to use the ngVLA.

NAC Student Researchers Receive Prestigious Chambliss Medals at AAS 243
NAC Student Researchers Receive Prestigious Chambliss Medals at AAS 243
February 19, 2024 at 10:00 am | Announcement

Two student researchers from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s National Astronomy Consortium (NAC) program were each awarded the prestigious…

Can Astronomers Use Radar to Spot a Cataclysmic Asteroid?
Can Astronomers Use Radar to Spot a Cataclysmic Asteroid?
February 16, 2024 at 10:00 am | News Release

How can humans protect the Earth from “devastating asteroid and comet impacts?” According to the National Academies and their…

Astronomers Discover Jupiter-sized Objects Drawn into Each Other’s Orbit
Astronomers Discover Jupiter-sized Objects Drawn into Each Other’s Orbit
February 12, 2024 at 3:11 pm | News Release

What happens to planet-sized objects that don’t have a star? A team of astronomers studying Jupiter-mass binary objects (JuMBOs) in the Orion Nebula are gaining a new understanding of these unusual systems.

Telescopes Show the Milky Way’s Black Hole is Ready for a Kick
Telescopes Show the Milky Way’s Black Hole is Ready for a Kick
February 8, 2024 at 11:55 am | News Release

A new study may help settle the question of how rapidly the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole is spinning.

ALMA Gets a New Heartbeat
ALMA Gets a New Heartbeat
February 6, 2024 at 7:18 pm | Announcement

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has just received a “heart transplant,” high in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile. ALMA, the most complex astronomical observatory ever built on Earth, installed a new hydrogen maser. Funded by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), this upgrade marks an essential investment, setting a new standard in reliability for observations.

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