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ALMA images of protoplanetary disks
The Multiplicity of Worlds: How the VANDAM Survey Studies Planetary Systems
March 23, 2022 at 11:00 am | News Feature

Astronomers have discovered more than 5,000 planets orbiting other stars. We now know that most stars have orbiting planets…

2021 Science Highlights: Looking Back on a Turbulent Year in Radio Astronomy
2021 Science Highlights: Looking Back on a Turbulent Year in Radio Astronomy
January 28, 2022 at 3:00 pm | News Feature

The formation of massive stars and planets. The deaths of stars and galaxies. The extreme and violent behaviors of black hole jets and quasars. An up-close and personal radar view of the Moon. These mysteries and more were unraveled in 2021 by radio astronomers leveraging the scientific and technological power of National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) facilities.

VLA Reveals Double-Helix Structure in Massive Galaxy’s Jet
VLA Reveals Double-Helix Structure in Massive Galaxy’s Jet
December 7, 2021 at 8:00 am | News Release

Astronomers used the VLA to trace a corkscrew-shaped magnetic field in a powerful jet of material ejected from the core of a massive galaxy farther away from the central galaxy’s central black hole than ever seen before. The new images provide clues that will help understand the mechanics of such jets, which are seen throughout the Universe.

Installing COSMIC system at the VLA.
Prototype SETI Hardware Gets First Data From VLA
November 22, 2021 at 12:31 pm | Announcement

A system designed to provide streaming data from the VLA to SETI Institute equipment to search for radio transmissions possibly generated by extraterrestrial civilizations has successfully completed its first test.

NRAO Congratulates Winners of Breakthrough Prize Awards
NRAO Congratulates Winners of Breakthrough Prize Awards
September 13, 2021 at 12:10 pm | Announcement

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory congratulates four astronomers who earned Breakthrough Prize Foundation awards for their outstanding research on a collision between two neutron stars. Their work made extensive use of the VLA and VLBA.

Stellar Collision Triggers Supernova Explosion
Stellar Collision Triggers Supernova Explosion
September 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm | News Release

The Very Large Array Sky Survey gave astronomers the first clue that ultimately revealed a dramatic story — the remnant of a star that exploded long ago had plunged into the core of its companion star causing it, too, to explode as a supernova.

Dr. Patricia (Trish) Henning at the VLA
NRAO Names New Assistant Director for New Mexico Operations
August 30, 2021 at 8:00 am | News Release

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has named Dr. Patricia (Trish) Henning as its next Assistant Director for New Mexico Operations. In that role, she will lead the operations of the Very Large Array, the Very Long Baseline Array, and the Domenici Science Operations Center in Socorro, NM.

New Study Reveals Previously Unseen Star Formation in Milky Way
New Study Reveals Previously Unseen Star Formation in Milky Way
July 22, 2021 at 4:00 am | News Release

A new survey of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, combines the capabilities of the Very Large Array and the Effelsberg telescope in Germany to provide astronomers with valuable new insights into how stars much more massive than the Sun are formed.

Jets from Massive Protostars Might be Very Different from Lower-Mass Systems, Astronomers Find
Jets from Massive Protostars Might be Very Different from Lower-Mass Systems, Astronomers Find
June 3, 2021 at 8:00 am | News Release

A highly-detailed VLA image indicates that the jets of material propelled outward by young stars much more massive than the Sun may be very different from those ejected by less-massive young stars.

IMAGE RELEASE: New Look at a Bright Stellar Nursery
IMAGE RELEASE: New Look at a Bright Stellar Nursery
May 4, 2021 at 10:00 am | News Release

New, high-resolution VLA images of a giant molecular cloud where new stars are being born show changes since a set of observations made more than two decades ago. Tracking changes in this region over time can reveal new details about the process of star formation and the interactions of outflows from young stars.

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