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Spectacular Structure in Distant Galaxy
January 7, 1999 at 3:37 pm | News Release

Researchers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array radio telescope have imaged a spectacular and complex structure in a galaxy 50 million light-years away.

Combined optical-radio image of the quasar IRAS 17596+4221 and a companion galaxy
Nearby Quasars Come From Galactic Encounters
December 29, 1998 at 3:17 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array radio telescope have found previously unseen evidence that galaxy collisions trigger energetic quasar activity in relatively nearby galaxies.

Miller Goss
Radio Telescopes Joined by Longest Fiber-optic Link on Record
December 15, 1998 at 3:15 pm | Announcement

Scientists and engineers at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have made a giant leap toward the future of radio astronomy by successfully utilizing the Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope in conjunction with an antenna of the continent-wide Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) using the longest fiber-optic data link ever demonstrated in radio astronomy.

Graphic illustrating the VLBA observing Sag A*
Elongated Radio-Emitting Region in Center of Milky Way
December 7, 1998 at 3:14 pm | News Release

For the first time, astronomers have determined the intrinsic size and shape of the highly charged region of radio emission surrounding what most scientists believe to be a supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way Galaxy.

Graphic depicting water masers in protoplanetary disk
Smallest Solar System-like Disk Yet Found
October 23, 1998 at 2:12 pm | News Release

The smallest protoplanetary disk ever seen rotating around a young star has been detected by an international team of astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array radio telescope.

Images of SGR 1900+14
Cosmic Flasher Reveals All!
September 25, 1998 at 2:11 pm | News Release

Astronomers have found evidence for the most powerful magnetic field ever seen in the universe. They found it by observing a long-sought, short-lived afterglow of subatomic particles ejected from a magnetar — a neutron star with a magnetic field billions of times stronger than any on Earth and 100 times stronger than any other previously known in the Universe.

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