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NRAO Selects Contractor for Next-Generation VLA Antenna Development
NRAO Selects Contractor for Next-Generation VLA Antenna Development
June 1, 2021 at 6:00 am | News Release

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has selected a contractor to develop a production-ready design and build a prototype antenna for the Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA). The ngVLA is proposed as an array of 263 dish antennas spread across North America to form a cutting-edge scientific tool for the coming decades.

National Radio Astronomy Observatory Featured in the 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase
National Radio Astronomy Observatory Featured in the 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase
May 11, 2021 at 6:00 am | Announcement

Three projects from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) are featured in the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase running from May 11 to May 18, 2021, showcasing the Observatory’s commitment to equity, social justice, and creative solutions to engagement during COVID-19.

The Bands of Radio Astronomy: How Astronomers See the Colors of Radio Light
The Bands of Radio Astronomy: How Astronomers See the Colors of Radio Light
May 10, 2021 at 10:56 am | News Feature

Astronomical images are often filled with beautiful and subtle colors. While some images are fairly accurate to the colors…

IMAGE RELEASE: New Look at a Bright Stellar Nursery
IMAGE RELEASE: New Look at a Bright Stellar Nursery
May 4, 2021 at 6:00 am | News Release

New, high-resolution VLA images of a giant molecular cloud where new stars are being born show changes since a set of observations made more than two decades ago. Tracking changes in this region over time can reveal new details about the process of star formation and the interactions of outflows from young stars.

ALMA Shows Massive Young Stars Forming in “Chaotic Mess”
ALMA Shows Massive Young Stars Forming in “Chaotic Mess”
April 27, 2021 at 6:00 am | News Release

Astronomers used ALMA to study three young, high-mass stars and found, not the orderly, stable process of accreting new material seen in low-mass stars, but instead a “chaotic mess.” They conclude that their observations support a proposed “disordered infall” model for massive young stars that was supported by earlier computer simulations.

Image showing an active M dwarf star, Proxima Centuari, in red with many star spots, ejecting a large stellar flare in yellow and white. Proxima Centauri b, a small Earth-like planet is seen in the distant right of the image.
Record-breaking Stellar Flare From Nearby Star Recorded in Multiple Wavelengths for the First Time
April 21, 2021 at 6:00 am | News Release

Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observed a record-breaking stellar flare from Proxima Centauri. The study also marks the first time that a powerful stellar flare, other than those from the Sun, has been observed with such complete wavelength coverage.

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