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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.

COSMIC: SETI Institute Unlocks Mysteries of the Universe with Breakthrough Technology at the Very Large Array
COSMIC: SETI Institute Unlocks Mysteries of the Universe with Breakthrough Technology at the Very Large Array
January 8, 2024 at 12:02 pm | Announcement

In a groundbreaking cosmic quest, the SETI Institute’s Commensal Open-Source Multimode Interferometer Cluster (COSMIC) at the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) is expanding the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). This cutting-edge technology is not a distinct telescope; it’s a detector. COSMIC searches for extraterrestrial signals and paves the way for future science using a copy of the raw data from the telescope’s observations.

NRAO in the press at AAS 243
NRAO in the press at AAS 243
January 8, 2024 at 9:22 am | Announcement

New scientific results from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the Very Large Array (VLA), and Green Bank Observatory…

The People Behind the Very Large Array
The People Behind the Very Large Array
November 20, 2023 at 5:41 pm | News Feature

Zach Gallegos is a shining example of dedication and hard work. His journey from a security guard to the HVAC and Plumbing lead at the VLA is inspiring. Despite the challenges, he continues to serve with grit and determination, ensuring the smooth operation of the VLA. His story serves as a reminder that with passion and dedication, one can achieve great heights in any field.

VLA Finds Megastorms on Saturn Disrupt Gas Giant’s Deep Atmosphere in Surprising Ways
VLA Finds Megastorms on Saturn Disrupt Gas Giant’s Deep Atmosphere in Surprising Ways
August 11, 2023 at 2:00 pm | Tip Sheet

A study of rare megastorms on Saturn using data from the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array has revealed disruptions in the distribution of ammonia gas in the planet’s deep atmosphere. The findings raise questions about just how different gas giants can be from each other, and challenge scientists’ understanding of how megastorms may form on planets other than Earth.

Not Your Average Space Explosion: Very Long Baseline Array Finds  Classical Novae Are Anything But Simple
Not Your Average Space Explosion: Very Long Baseline Array Finds Classical Novae Are Anything But Simple
June 6, 2023 at 4:15 pm | News Release

While studying classical novae using the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), a graduate researcher uncovered evidence the objects may have been erroneously typecast as simple. The new observations detected non-thermal emission from a classical nova with a dwarf companion.

NRAO and GBO Results Presented at Multiple AAS 242 Press Conferences
NRAO and GBO Results Presented at Multiple AAS 242 Press Conferences
June 4, 2023 at 9:37 am | Announcement

New scientific results from the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), the Very Large Array (VLA), and the Green Bank Observatory (GBO) will be revealed at multiple press conferences during the 242nd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) from June 5-7, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Rare Nighttime Photography of Very Large Array Featured in Exhibition at Warehouse 1-10
Rare Nighttime Photography of Very Large Array Featured in Exhibition at Warehouse 1-10
April 27, 2023 at 2:30 pm | Announcement

A new exhibition series celebrating New Mexico’s dark skies will include rare nighttime photography of the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) by renowned dark skies photographer Bettymaya Foott. Dark Sky Land Exhibition Series No. 1 / DARK – The Astronomers, which features images from 20 photographers and artifacts from the Astronomical Lyceum Collection, opens on May 6th at Warehouse 1-10 in Magdalena.

Science Highlights 2022: Black Holes, Pulsars and Turbulence
Science Highlights 2022: Black Holes, Pulsars and Turbulence
January 27, 2023 at 9:26 am | News Feature

The Universe is a dynamic and exciting place, with stars, planets, and galaxies being born, dying, and undergoing dramatic changes. In 2022, the telescopes of the National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) revealed fascinating new details about several of these processes, and we’re giving you a taste of the greatest radio astronomy moments of the year. 

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