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VLA Marks 40 Years at the Frontier of Science
VLA Marks 40 Years at the Frontier of Science
October 5, 2020 at 8:00 am | News Release

The Very Large Array (VLA) turns 40 years old on October 10, and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory is hosting a day-long virtual celebration that day.

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Hollywood Comes to Socorro: Filming Contact at the VLA
July 28, 2020 at 2:47 pm | News Feature

Socorro, New Mexico, has a written history going back more than 400 years. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope is well known to professional and amateur astronomers around the world. However, millions of people undoubtedly first heard of Socorro and the VLA when Warner Brothers released the movie¬†Contact¬†in July of 1997.

NRAO Image Contest Celebrates VLA 40th Anniversary
NRAO Image Contest Celebrates VLA 40th Anniversary
July 27, 2020 at 10:00 am | Announcement

To help celebrate the VLA’s 40th anniversary, the National Radio Astronomy is conducting an image contest, and offering cash prizes for visually compelling works that incorporate radio observational data from the VLA.

IMAGE RELEASE: Magnetic Field of a Spiral Galaxy
IMAGE RELEASE: Magnetic Field of a Spiral Galaxy
July 21, 2020 at 10:00 am | News Release

A new image from the VLA dramatically reveals the extended magnetic field of a spiral galaxy seen edge-on from Earth.

NRAO Science Continues Despite the Virus
NRAO Science Continues Despite the Virus
June 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm | News Feature

Something done routinely for decades — move VLA antennas into a new configuration — suddenly became challenging because of COVID-19. With careful planning and a lot of teamwork, the NRAO staff got the job done to keep the scientific research going.

Supergiant Atmosphere of Antares Revealed by Radio Telescopes
Supergiant Atmosphere of Antares Revealed by Radio Telescopes
June 16, 2020 at 8:00 am | News Release

An international team of astronomers has created the most detailed map yet of the atmosphere of the red supergiant star Antares.

Astronomers Find Elusive Target Hiding Behind Dust
Astronomers Find Elusive Target Hiding Behind Dust
June 8, 2020 at 6:00 am | News Release

Some young, still-forming stars are surrounded by regions of complex organic molecules called “hot corinos.” In some pairs of young stars forming together as binary pairs, astronomers found a hot corino around one, but not the other. Guessing that the unseen one might be obscured by dust, researchers studied such a pair with the VLA at radio wavelengths that readily pass through dust, and found the other one.

Astronomers Discover New Class of Cosmic Explosions
Astronomers Discover New Class of Cosmic Explosions
May 26, 2020 at 11:00 am | News Release

Analysis of two cosmic explosions indicates to astronomers that the pair, along with a puzzling blast from 2018, constitute a new type of event, with similarities to some supernovae and gamma-ray bursts, but also with significant differences.

Astronomers Measure Wind Speed on a Brown Dwarf
Astronomers Measure Wind Speed on a Brown Dwarf
April 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm | News Release

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.

How Newborn Stars Prepare for the Birth of Planets
How Newborn Stars Prepare for the Birth of Planets
February 20, 2020 at 10:00 am | News Release

An international team of astronomers used ALMA and the VLA to create more than three hundred images of planet-forming disks around very young stars in the Orion Clouds. These images reveal new details about the birthplaces of planets and the earliest stages of star formation.

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