Astronomers have studied a perplexing cosmic blast with a worldwide collection of telescopes, including ALMA and the VLA, but still are not sure exactly what it is.
Comparing data from new, ongoing sky survey to data from previous observations reveals probable gamma ray burst that directed no gamma rays toward Earth.
The VLA’s discovery of a jet of material launched from a highly-magnetic neutron star has forced rethinking a longstanding theory.
Astronomers have used the VLA to detect a possible planetary-mass object with a surprisingly powerful magnetic field some 20 light-years from Earth. It can help scientists better understand magnetic processes on stars and planets.
The track of an elusive, energetic neutrino points to a distant galaxy as its source and VLA observations suggest high-energy particles may be generated in superfast jets of material near the galaxy’s core.
VLA observations have pointed to the most likely explanation for the phenomena that followed the violent collision of a pair of neutron stars in a galaxy 130 million light-years from Earth.
A giant collision of galaxy clusters has produced a spectacular panorama of shocks and energy produced by the violent encounters.
The VLA made the first detection of radio waves coming from the neutron-star collision that generated a ripple of gravitational waves. Radio telescopes will continue to reveal new facts about this phenomenon in the coming months.
Astronomers from a Canadian consortium will develop a data center to perform advanced processing of VLA Sky Survey data to augment its scientific value.
A new, all-sky survey uses the expanded capabilities of the VLA to produce a unique and valuable resource for astronomers of all specialties.