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Socorro High School students
Socorro Students Translate NRAO Web Pages Into Spanish
July 15, 2002 at 3:18 pm | Announcement

Six Socorro High School students are spending their summer working at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory on a unique project that gives them experience in language translation, World Wide Web design, and technical communication.

Artist's conception of W43A
Aging Star is a Giant Water Fountain
June 19, 2002 at 3:09 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio telescope have found that an aging star is spewing narrow, rotating streams of water molecules into space, like a jerking garden hose that has escaped its owner’s grasp.

Scene from an animation of 3C 120.
Supermassive Black Hole Mimics Smaller Cousins
June 5, 2002 at 3:03 pm | News Release

Scientists have caught a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy in the act of spurting energy into a jet of electrons and magnetic fields four distinct times in the past three years, a celestial take on a Yellowstone geyser.

The Green Bank Interferometer
Binary Stars ‘Flare’ With Predictable Cycles
June 3, 2002 at 2:38 pm | News Release

Astronomers have completed a 5-year campaign to monitor continuously radio flares from two groups of binary star systems. This survey is of special interest because it provides evidence that certain binary star systems have predictable activity cycles like our Sun.

The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope.
Youngest Radio Pulsar Revealed with Green Bank Telescope
April 15, 2002 at 2:28 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s newly commissioned Green Bank Telescope have detected remarkably faint radio signals from an 820 year-old pulsar, making it the youngest radio-emitting pulsar known.

Dr. John M. Grunsfeld
Astronaut Returns Space-Flown Flag to NRAO
April 13, 2002 at 2:00 pm | News Release

A NASA Astronaut who carried a flag bearing the logo of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory on last month’s Shuttle flight returned that flag to the observatory on Friday, April 12, at a ceremony in Socorro.

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