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The 12-meter telescope
Closure of the 12-meter Telescope
February 22, 2000 at 9:57 pm | Announcement

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory will close down its millimeter-wavelength telescope on Kitt Peak, Arizona, in July 2000, Director Paul Vanden Bout announced today.

The VLA 11
Dancing of Orbiting Water Molecules
January 15, 2000 at 9:54 pm | News Release

A disk of water molecules orbiting a supermassive black hole at the core of a galaxy 60 million light-years away is reverberating in response to variations in the energy output from the galaxy’s powerful central engine close to the black hole.

Microquasar V4641 Sgr
Dramatic Outburst Reveals Nearest Black Hole
January 14, 2000 at 7:53 pm | News Release

Scientists have discovered the closest black hole yet, a mere 1,600 light years from Earth.

VLBA Reveals Cosmic Jet Formation
October 27, 1999 at 2:50 pm | News Release

Astronomers have gained their first glimpse of the mysterious region near a black hole at the heart of a distant galaxy, where a powerful stream of subatomic particles spewing outward at nearly the speed of light is formed into a beam, or jet, that then goes nearly straight for thousands of light-years.

Artist's conception of ALMA
Science with ALMA Meeting
September 29, 1999 at 2:48 pm | Announcement

Two hundred astronomers from around the world will meet in Washington, DC on October 7 and 8 to discuss exciting new science to be done with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA).

VLBA station
VLBA Sets New Standard for Accurate Cosmic Distance Measurement
June 1, 1999 at 2:47 pm | News Release

A team of radio astronomers has used the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to make the most accurate measurement ever made of the distance to a faraway galaxy.

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