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Astronomers Detect Whirlpool Movement in Early Galaxies
Astronomers Detect Whirlpool Movement in Early Galaxies
January 10, 2018 at 2:15 pm | Announcement

Astronomers have looked back to a time soon after the Big Bang, and have discovered swirling gas in some of the earliest galaxies to have formed in the Universe. These ‘newborns’ – observed as they appeared nearly 13 billion years ago – spun like a whirlpool, similar to our own Milky Way.

Cocoon model of neutron-star merger aftermath
Radio Observations Point to Likely Explanation for Neutron-Star Merger Phenomena
December 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm | News Release

VLA observations have pointed to the most likely explanation for the phenomena that followed the violent collision of a pair of neutron stars in a galaxy 130 million light-years from Earth.

Massive Primordial Galaxies Found Swimming in Vast Ocean of Dark Matter
Massive Primordial Galaxies Found Swimming in Vast Ocean of Dark Matter
December 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm | News Release

New ALMA observations push back the epoch of massive-galaxy formation even further by identifying two giant galaxies seen when the universe was only 780 million years old, or about 5 percent its current age.

ALMA Discovers Infant Stars Surprisingly Near Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole
ALMA Discovers Infant Stars Surprisingly Near Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole
November 28, 2017 at 11:00 am | News Release

ALMA discovers remarkably early signs of low-mass star formation near the supermassive black hole at the center the Milky Way.

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New Book Highlights Early Radio Astronomy Pioneers
November 21, 2017 at 11:12 am | Announcement

New book tells the stories of four radio-astronomy pioneers who paved the way for today’s advanced observatories and also for some technologies that transformed our daily lives.

NRAO Scientist/Engineer Noroozian Honored with NASA Roman Technology Fellowship in Astrophysics
NRAO Scientist/Engineer Noroozian Honored with NASA Roman Technology Fellowship in Astrophysics
November 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm | Announcement

Dr. Ir. Omid Noroozian, an associate scientist and senior research engineer with NRAO’s Central Development Laboratory, was honored with NASA’s prestigious Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship in Astrophysics. 

Duo of Titanic Galaxies Captured in Extreme Starbursting Merger
Duo of Titanic Galaxies Captured in Extreme Starbursting Merger
November 13, 2017 at 11:00 am | News Release

Astronomers using ALMA have discovered two rarely seen, distant galaxies spiraling in toward each other.

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