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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.

Graphic on jet emission, water molecule disk, and central black hole
On the Origin of Galactic Jets
January 9, 1997 at 7:29 pm | News Release

An extraordinary cosmic laboratory 21 million light-years away is providing radio astronomers their best opportunity yet to decipher the mysteries of the ultra-powerful engines at the hearts of many galaxies and quasars.

The Very Large Array
Upgrading the VLA
June 10, 1996 at 6:26 pm | Announcement

A VLA upgrade proposes an essentially new instrument, created from two existing instruments, with power and capability far exceeding that of either one alone.

12-meter telescope
Extrasolar Planet Hunt with Millimeter-wave Telescopes
January 17, 1996 at 7:22 pm | News Release

Do nearby stars have planetary systems like our own? How do such systems evolve? How common are such systems? Proposed radio observatories operating at millimeter wavelengths could start answering these questions within the next 6-10 years, according to scientists at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

The VLA 11
New Galaxies from Old?
January 16, 1996 at 7:12 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the Very Large Array radio telescope have found some of the best evidence to date that small, new galaxies can form from material pulled out of older galaxies.

Five images of Supernova 1993J
Astronomers Make a Supernova Movie
November 30, 1995 at 7:11 pm | News Release

Astronomers using an international network of radio telescopes have produced a movie showing details of the expansion of debris from an exploding star.

Artwork of NASA's Galileo Spacecraft
VLA to Receive Galileo Spacecraft Data from Jupiter
November 16, 1995 at 7:09 pm | News Release

In a technical feat thought impossible when Galileo was launched in 1989, the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array will record the faint radio signal from the probe to help scientists measure the giant planet’s winds.

VLBA station
Black Hole in a Double Star System
June 8, 1995 at 5:52 pm | News Release

As scientists from the NRAO analyze a timelapse of powerful jets of material emerging from a double-star system 10,000 light-years away, new evidence from other research confirms that the source of the jets is a black hole.

The VLA 11
Superluminal Motion Found In Milky Way
August 31, 1994 at 5:18 pm | News Release

Researchers using the Very Large Array have discovered that a small, powerful object in our own cosmic neighborhood is shooting out material at nearly the speed of light — a feat previously known to be performed only by the massive cores of entire galaxies.

NVSS image of the sky
NRAO Makes Available VLA Sky Survey Maps
June 15, 1994 at 6:08 pm | News Release

An original and comprehensive data set potentially full of scientific surprises now is available to astronomers, students and the public through the information superhighway.

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