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VLA Sky Survey Reveals First “Orphan” Gamma Ray Burst
October 4, 2018 at 10:00 am | News Release

Comparing data from new, ongoing sky survey to data from previous observations reveals probable gamma ray burst that directed no gamma rays toward Earth.

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Stanford Astronomer Honored as Jansky Lecturer by AUI, NRAO
October 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm | News Release

Professor Roger Blandford of Stanford receives the 2018 Jansky Lectureship in recognition of his numerous contributions to the advancement of radio astronomy. He will deliver a series of public lectures in Charlottesville, Virginia; Socorro, New Mexico; and Green Bank, West Virginia.

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VLA Discovers Powerful Jet Coming from “Wrong” Kind of Star
September 26, 2018 at 1:00 pm | News Release

The VLA’s discovery of a jet of material launched from a highly-magnetic neutron star has forced rethinking a longstanding theory.

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VLBA Measures Asteroid’s Characteristics
September 13, 2018 at 9:59 am | News Release

Astronomers used the VLBA in an unusual way to learn new details about an asteroid’s size, shape, and orbit.

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Fierce Winds Quench Wildfire-like Starbirth in Far-flung Galaxy
September 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm | News Release

Astronomers using ALMA, with the aid of a gravitational lens, have detected the most-distant galactic “wind” of molecules ever observed, seen when the universe was only one billion years old. By tracing the outflow of hydroxyl (OH) molecules – which herald the presence of star-forming gas in galaxies – the researchers show how some galaxies in the early universe quenched an ongoing wildfire of starbirth.

Radio Observations Confirm Superfast Jet of Material From Neutron Star Merger
Radio Observations Confirm Superfast Jet of Material From Neutron Star Merger
September 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm | News Release

The super-sharp radio “vision” of a continent-wide collection of NSF radio telescopes answered an outstanding question about the aftermath of the merger of two neutron stars.

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