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Planetary Nebula K3-35
Star Caught in the Act of Planetary Nebula Formation
November 15, 2001 at 12:20 am | News Release

A team of astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array radio telescope has caught an old star during the very brief period of its transformation into a planetary nebula, a shining bubble of glowing gas with a hot remnant star at its center.

Runners at the VLA
Flags Across America Comes to the VLA
November 8, 2001 at 12:16 am | News Release

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory hosted the runners and support personnel of the Americans United Flag Across America run as the transcontinental memorial and fundraising effort came through New Mexico.

140-foot telescope
Radio Emission Found from Rapidly Rotating Dust Grains
November 7, 2001 at 12:12 am | News Release

Astronomers have made the first tentative observations of the faint, tell-tale signals of what appear to be dust grains spinning billions of times each second.

Jim Ulvestad
New Head of New Mexico Operations Announced
October 25, 2001 at 11:10 pm | Announcement

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) has named Jim Ulvestad the new Assistant Director for New Mexico Operations in Socorro, New Mexico, effective December 15.

Graphics of molecules
Scientists Toast the Discovery of Vinyl Alcohol in Space
October 1, 2001 at 11:08 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s 12 Meter Telescope at Kitt Peak, AZ, have discovered the complex organic molecule vinyl alcohol in an interstellar cloud of dust and gas near the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Orbital Path of Black Hole and its Companion Through the Milky Way Galaxy
Ancient Black Hole Speeds Through Galaxy
September 12, 2001 at 11:04 pm | News Release

Astronomers find an ancient black hole speeding through the Sun’s Galactic neighborhood, devouring a small companion star as the pair travels in an eccentric orbit looping to the outer reaches of our Milky Way Galaxy.

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