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West Virginia Student Discovers New Pulsar
West Virginia Student Discovers New Pulsar
January 19, 2010 at 7:34 pm | News Release

A West Virginia high-school student has discovered a new pulsar, using data from the giant Green Bank Telescope.

Giant Magnetic Loop Sweeps Between Stellar Pair
Giant Magnetic Loop Sweeps Between Stellar Pair
January 13, 2010 at 7:33 pm | News Release

Astronomers have found a giant magnetic loop stretched outward from one of the stars making up the famous double-star system Algol. The scientists used an international collection of radio telescopes to discover the feature, which may help explain details of previous observations of the stellar system.

Astronomers Get New Tools for Gravitational-Wave Detection
Astronomers Get New Tools for Gravitational-Wave Detection
January 5, 2010 at 7:24 pm | News Release

Teamwork between gamma-ray and radio astronomers has produced a breakthrough in finding natural cosmic tools needed to make the first direct detections of the long-elusive gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein nearly a century ago.

Giant Intergalactic Gas Stream Longer than Thought
Giant Intergalactic Gas Stream Longer than Thought
January 4, 2010 at 7:23 pm | News Release

A giant stream of gas flowing from neighbor galaxies around our own Milky Way is much longer and older than previously thought, astronomers have discovered.

ALMA Test Sharpens the Vision of New Observatory
ALMA Test Sharpens the Vision of New Observatory
January 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Announcement

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array has passed a key milestone crucial to producing the high-quality images that will be the trademark of this revolutionary new tool for astronomy.

Record-Breaking Precision Radio Astronomy
Record-Breaking Precision Radio Astronomy
November 16, 2009 at 7:16 pm | News Release

Astronomers will tie together the largest collection of the world’s radio telescopes ever assembled to work as a single observing tool in a project aimed at improving the precision of the reference frame scientists use to measure positions in the sky.

Blast from the Past Gives Clues About Early Universe
Blast from the Past Gives Clues About Early Universe
October 28, 2009 at 6:05 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array radio telescope have gained tantalizing insights into the nature of the most distant object ever observed in the Universe — a gigantic stellar explosion known as a Gamma Ray Burst.

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