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New Head of the North American ALMA Science Center
New Head of the North American ALMA Science Center
September 22, 2008 at 4:09 pm | Announcement

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has announced the appointment of Dr. Carol Jean Lonsdale as the Observatory’s new Assistant Director for the North American ALMA Science Center. As NAASC head, Lonsdale will lead the team that will enable North American astronomers to exploit the capabilities of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, a powerful new international astronomical facility under construction in the high-altitude Atacama Desert of northeastern Chile.

Telescope’s High-Tech ‘Heart’
Telescope’s High-Tech ‘Heart’
August 12, 2008 at 4:07 pm | Announcement

The Expanded Very Large Array, part of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, took a giant step toward completion on August 7 with successful testing of advanced digital hardware designed to combine signals from its upgraded radio-telescope antennas to produce high resolution images of celestial objects.

Unique Stellar System Gives Einstein a Thumbs-Up
Unique Stellar System Gives Einstein a Thumbs-Up
July 3, 2008 at 4:06 pm | News Release

Taking advantage of a unique cosmic coincidence, astronomers have measured an effect predicted by Albert Einstein’s theory of General Relativity in the extremely strong gravity of a pair of superdense neutron stars.

Radio Telescopes Reveal Unseen Galactic Cannibalism
Radio Telescopes Reveal Unseen Galactic Cannibalism
June 23, 2008 at 3:58 pm | News Release

Radio-telescope images have revealed previously-unseen galactic cannibalism — a triggering event that leads to feeding frenzies by gigantic black holes at the cores of galaxies.

Mining for Molecules in the Milky Way
Mining for Molecules in the Milky Way
June 2, 2008 at 3:52 pm | News Release

Scientists are using the giant Green Bank Telescope to go prospecting in a rich molecular cloud in our Milky Way Galaxy.

Radio Telescopes to Keep Sharp Eye on Mars Lander
Radio Telescopes to Keep Sharp Eye on Mars Lander
May 22, 2008 at 3:49 pm | News Release

As NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander descends through the Red Planet’s atmosphere toward its landing on May 25, its progress will be scrutinized by radio telescopes from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

Luck Reveals Stellar Explosion’s First Moments
Luck Reveals Stellar Explosion’s First Moments
May 21, 2008 at 3:41 pm | News Release

Through a stroke of luck, astronomers have witnessed the first violent moments of a stellar explosion known as a supernova.

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