Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array (VLA) found surprisingly energetic activity in what they otherwise considered a ‘boring’ galaxy, and their discovery provides important insight on how supermassive black holes can have a catastrophic effect on the galaxies in which they reside.
Looking back at the science news released by NRAO in 2014, the staff scientists at NRAO selected what they believed were the top 10 stories based on both scientific impact and public interest.
A new system that makes the Karl G Jansky Very Large Array two telescopes in one has been completed and its scientific operations are underway.
With the help of citizen scientists, a team of astronomers has found an important new example of a very rare type of galaxy that may yield valuable insight on how galaxies developed in the early Universe.
The VLA visitor center film, Beyond the Visible: The Story of the Very Large Array, received a prestigious Interpretive Media Award from the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).
Highly-detailed radio-telescope images have pinpointed the locations where a stellar explosion called a nova emitted gamma rays, the most energetic form of electromagnetic waves. The discovery revealed a probable mechanism for the gamma-ray emissions, which mystified astronomers when first observed in 2012.
ALMA finds new organic molecule; VLA reveals details of still-forming planetary system; NRAO patent for new radio synthesizer.
ALMA and VLA team up with other observatories for best view ever of merging galaxies in the distant Universe.
VLBA measures expansion in the current Universe; VLA measures starting temperature for star formation; RATs celebrate 25th anniversary at Green Bank.
Astronomers using the Very Large Array and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory have produced a spectacular image revealing new details of violent collisions involving at least four clusters of galaxies.