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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.

Hubble Space Telescope image of the gravitational lens system
First Six-image Gravitational Lens Discovered
August 27, 2001 at 11:00 pm | News Release

An international team of astronomers has discovered the first gravitational lens in which the single image of a very distant galaxy has been split into six different images.

Coronal mass ejection
Radio Astronomers Record Powerful Solar Explosion
August 1, 2001 at 10:55 pm | News Release

Astronomers have made the first radio-telescope images of a powerful coronal mass ejection on the Sun, giving them a long-sought glimpse of hitherto unseen aspects of these potentially dangerous events.

VLBA station
Best Detail Ever of Star-forming Cloud’s Magnetic Field
July 19, 2001 at 10:53 pm | News Release

Astronomers have used the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array radio telescope to do a very detailed map of the magnetic field within a star-forming cloud.

Gas Cloud to Make its Star-forming Debut
June 6, 2001 at 10:49 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s 140-foot radio telescope at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va., have discovered a highly unusual, massive interstellar cloud that appears poised to begin a burst of star formation.

VLA image of GRB 980703
Gamma-ray Burst Reveals Secrets of Host Galaxy
June 5, 2001 at 10:44 pm | News Release

A team of observers used a gamma-ray burst as a powerful tool to unveil the nature of the galaxy in which it occurred, more than 7 billion light-years away.

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