NRAO Media Tip Sheet September 2015: Science, engineering, and technology milestones.
Astronomers using a worldwide network of radio telescopes have found strong evidence that a powerful jet of material propelled to nearly light speed by a galaxy’s central black hole is blowing massive amounts of gas out of the galaxy.
ALMA has opened another window on the Universe as astronomers successfully used the new Band 8 receivers to observe the distribution of atomic carbon in a planetary nebula dubbed NGC 6302.
While observing a newborn star, astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array telescope discovered twin jets of matter blasting out into space at record-breaking speed.
The cosmic fireworks that characterize a starburst galaxy can abruptly fizzle out after only a relatively brief period of star formation, and astronomers want to know why.
The sight of a snowfall can thrill children, but the first-ever snow line seen around a distant star gives astronomers an even greater thrill because of what it reveals about the formation of planets and our Solar System’s history.
Based on a treasure trove of recent discoveries, astronomers now know that planets are remarkably plentiful in our galaxy and may be common throughout the Universe.
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array have discovered signs of star formation perilously close to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array telescope have discovered starburst galaxies earlier in the Universe’s history than they were previously thought to have existed.
ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, was officially inaugurated today in a ceremony that brought together representatives from the international astronomical community.