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VLA Sees Magnetic Field on Distant Star
May 28, 1997 at 6:40 pm | News Release

Astronomers at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory have used the continent-wide Very Long Baseline Array to map for the first time the magnetic field on the surface of a star other than the Sun.

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Very Large Array Detects Radio Emission from Gamma-ray Burst
May 15, 1997 at 6:38 pm | News Release

Astronomers have used the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array radio telescope to make the first detection of radio emission from a cosmic gamma-ray burst.

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Axis of Universe Not Seen in Data, Astronomers Say
April 30, 1997 at 6:37 pm | News Release

A claim that the universe has a preferred direction is not supported by recent observational evidence, according to three astronomers who analyzed data from the Very Large Array radio telescope in New Mexico and the WM Keck Telescope in Hawaii.

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Launch Will Create Radio Telescope Larger than Earth
February 3, 1997 at 7:34 pm | News Release

The launch of a Japanese satellite will help create the largest astronomical instrument ever built — a radio telescope more than two-and-a-half times the diameter of the Earth.

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Microquasar Discoveries Win Prize for Astronomers
January 15, 1997 at 7:31 pm | Announcement

The discovery of microquasars within our own Milky Way Galaxy has won two astronomers a prize from the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society.

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Mystery of Water Masers in NGC 1052
January 12, 1997 at 7:32 pm | News Release

New observations with the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array radio telescope have deepened the mystery surrounding water molecules in a galaxy 65 million light- years away.

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