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Gas ‘Waterfalls’ Reveal Infant Planets around Young Star
Gas ‘Waterfalls’ Reveal Infant Planets around Young Star
October 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm | News Release

For the first time, astronomers using ALMA have witnessed 3D motions of gas in a planet-forming disk. At three locations in the disk around a young star called HD 163296, gas is flowing like a waterfall into gaps that are most likely caused by planets in formation.

Going Against the Flow Around a Supermassive Black Hole
Going Against the Flow Around a Supermassive Black Hole
October 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm | News Release

At the center of a galaxy called NGC 1068, a supermassive black hole hides within a thick doughnut-shaped cloud of dust and gas. When astronomers used ALMA to study this cloud in more detail, they made an unexpected discovery that could explain why supermassive black holes grew so rapidly in the early Universe.

New NSF Support Agreement for Next Generation Very Large Array
New NSF Support Agreement for Next Generation Very Large Array
October 9, 2019 at 8:30 am | Announcement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded an additional $4M to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and Associated…

NRAO’s Brett McGuire Part of Science News 10: Scientists to Watch
NRAO’s Brett McGuire Part of Science News 10: Scientists to Watch
October 2, 2019 at 9:00 am | Announcement

Dr. Brett McGuire of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) has been named to Science News’ list of 10 early-and mid-career scientists on their way to greater widespread acclaim.

From Cells To Galaxies And Beyond
From Cells To Galaxies And Beyond
September 25, 2019 at 11:48 am | News Feature

The methods used in medical imaging and radio astronomy have many similarities. A group of scientists want to build on those similarities in the cells to galaxies project.

First Canadian ALMA Large Program to Investigate the Impact of Galaxy Environment on Star Formation
First Canadian ALMA Large Program to Investigate the Impact of Galaxy Environment on Star Formation
September 18, 2019 at 10:00 am | Announcement

The first ever Canadian-led Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Large Program has been approved for cycle 7. Dr. Brown and his colleagues will use the Atacama Compact Array (ACA) to study the influence of galaxy environment on star formation in the Virgo Cluster.

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