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New Method May Resolve Difficulty in Measuring Universe’s Expansion
New Method May Resolve Difficulty in Measuring Universe’s Expansion
July 8, 2019 at 11:00 am | News Release

Radio telescope observations have made it possible for astronomers to use mergers of neutron-star pairs as a valuable new tool for measuring the Universe’s expansion.

Planetary Rings of Uranus ‘Glow’ in Cold Light
Planetary Rings of Uranus ‘Glow’ in Cold Light
June 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm | News Feature

Using the both ALMA and the VLT, astronomers have imaged the cold, rock-strewn rings encircling the planet Uranus. Rather than observing the reflected sunlight from these rings, ALMA and the VLT imaged the millimeter and mid-infrared “glow” naturally emitted by the frigidly cold particles of the rings themselves.

Dr. Anneila Sargent
2019 Jansky Lectureship Awarded to Caltech Professor
June 12, 2019 at 10:59 am | News Release

Dr. Anneila Sargent of Caltech is honored for her research accomplishments, leadership in the astronomical community, and mentoring of younger scientists.

Artist rendering of the orbiting RadioAstron satellite
Dosvedanya and Farewell, RadioAstron
June 11, 2019 at 2:47 pm | Announcement

On May 30, 2019, the Russian RadioAstron satellite — the farthest element of an Earth-to-space radio-telescope system — ended its service.

Cool, Nebulous Ring around Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole
Cool, Nebulous Ring around Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole
June 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm | News Release

New ALMA observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

Statement on Starlink and ‘Constellations’ of Communication Satellites
Statement on Starlink and ‘Constellations’ of Communication Satellites
May 31, 2019 at 9:37 am | Announcement

Radio astronomy facilities are working with the communications industry to preserve clear views of the radio universe.

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