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Surprise: Dwarf Galaxy Harbors Supermassive Black Hole
Surprise: Dwarf Galaxy Harbors Supermassive Black Hole
January 9, 2011 at 8:16 pm | News Release

The surprising discovery of a supermassive black hole in a small nearby galaxy has given astronomers a tantalizing look at how black holes and galaxies may have grown in the early history of the Universe.

Moon Helps Corral Elusive Cosmic Particles
Moon Helps Corral Elusive Cosmic Particles
November 30, 2010 at 8:09 pm | News Release

Seeking to detect mysterious, ultra-high-energy neutrinos from distant regions of space, a team of astronomers used the Moon as part of an innovative telescope system for the search. Their work gave new insight on the possible origin of the elusive subatomic particles and points the way to opening a new view of the Universe in the future.

Magnetism Common to All Cosmic Jets
Magnetism Common to All Cosmic Jets
November 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm | News Release

Astronomers have found the first evidence of a magnetic field in a jet of material ejected from a young star, a discovery that points toward future breakthroughs in understanding the nature of all types of cosmic jets and of the role of magnetic fields in star formation.

Most Massive Neutron Star Discovered
Most Massive Neutron Star Discovered
October 27, 2010 at 6:54 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope have discovered the most massive neutron star yet found, a discovery with strong and wide-ranging impacts across several fields of physics and astrophysics.

New Technique for Studying Dark Energy
New Technique for Studying Dark Energy
July 21, 2010 at 6:50 pm | News Release

Pioneering observations with the National Science Foundation’s giant Green Bank Telescope have given astronomers a new tool for mapping large cosmic structures. The new tool promises to provide valuable clues about the nature of the mysterious “dark energy” believed to constitute nearly three-fourths of the mass and energy of the Universe.

Clue to Origin of Milky Way Gas Clouds
Clue to Origin of Milky Way Gas Clouds
May 26, 2010 at 6:46 pm | News Release

A surprising discovery that hydrogen gas clouds found in abundance in and above our Milky Way Galaxy have preferred locations has given astronomers a key clue about the origin of such clouds, which play an important part in galaxy evolution.

New Star-Forming Regions in Milky Way
New Star-Forming Regions in Milky Way
May 26, 2010 at 6:45 pm | News Release

Astronomers studying the Milky Way have discovered a large number of previously-unknown regions where massive stars are being formed. Their discovery provides important new information about the structure of our home Galaxy and promises to yield new clues about the chemical composition of the Galaxy.

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