The Central Development Laboratory is often hidden behind the headlines of scientific discovery, but it’s research and development creates the tools radio astronomers use every day.
Using VLA and Spitzer observations, astronomers are able to determine wind speeds on a brown dwarf for the first time. They believe the technique also could be used for exoplanets.
The Event Horizon Telescope has observed the finest detail ever seen in a jet produced by a supermassive black hole.
Thankful Cromartie, a NRAO Grote Reber doctoral fellow at the University of Virginia’s Department of Astronomy, has received an Einstein Fellowship under the prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP).
Astronomers using ALMA have found striking orbital geometries in protoplanetary disks around binary stars.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and school closings, the NRAO and the GBO are closing facilities in three states. ALMA science observing has been temporarily suspended.