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Next Generation VLA Endorsed by Canadian Panel
Next Generation VLA Endorsed by Canadian Panel
February 3, 2021 at 12:33 pm | News Release

The Canadian Astronomy Long Range Plan 2020-2030 (LRP) has recommended that Canada give funding support for the construction and operation of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s proposed Next Generation VLA (ngVLA), a new facility that will provide transformational research capabilities across many areas of astrophysics. The LRP is a report on priorities and recommendations for Canadian astronomy over the next decade.

Successful Test Paves Way for New Planetary Radar
Successful Test Paves Way for New Planetary Radar
January 28, 2021 at 5:00 am | News Release

Collaboration between the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the Green Bank Observatory, and Raytheon Intelligence & Space turns the Green Bank Telescope and the Very Long Baseline Array into a radar system for studying the Solar System.

Photo of ten VLA antennas pointing at a cloudy sky at twilight.
The Very Large Array: Astronomical Shapeshifter
January 21, 2021 at 1:19 pm | News Feature

When the Very Large Array was completed forty years ago, it was a different kind of radio telescope. Rather…

ALMA Takes First Step Toward Return to Service
ALMA Takes First Step Toward Return to Service
January 14, 2021 at 10:49 pm | Announcement

The process of returning ALMA to operational status has begun by powering up the first few antennas for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdown in March of 2021.

Quasar Discovery Sets New Distance Record
Quasar Discovery Sets New Distance Record
January 12, 2021 at 7:15 am | News Release

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), along with other telescopes, have discovered the most distant quasar yet found. The bright quasar, powered by a supermassive black hole at the core of a galaxy, is seen as it was only 670 million years after the Big Bang, and is providing valuable clues about how such huge black holes and their host galaxies formed in the early Universe.

IMAGE RELEASE: A Blazar In the Early Universe
IMAGE RELEASE: A Blazar In the Early Universe
December 22, 2020 at 5:00 am | News Release

Observations with the continent-wide Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) reveal previously unseen details in a jet of material ejected from the core of a galaxy seen as it was when the universe was only about 7 percent of its current age.

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