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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.