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Structure of cyanomethanimine
Icy Cosmic Start for Amino Acids and DNA
February 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm | News Release

Using new technology at the telescope and in laboratories, researchers have discovered an important pair of prebiotic molecules in interstellar space.

Graphic illustrating the Yarkovsky Effect
Getting the Right Spin on a Close-Passing Asteroid
February 14, 2013 at 5:11 pm | News Release

The record-setting close approach of an asteroid on February 15 is an exciting opportunity for scientists, and a research team will use National Radio Astronomy Observatory and NASA telescopes to gain a key clue that will help them predict the future path of this nearby cosmic neighbor.

W50
Microquasar Makes a Giant Manatee Nebula
January 19, 2013 at 5:24 pm | News Release

A new view of a 20,000-year old supernova remnant demonstrates the upgraded imaging power of the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array and provides more clues to the history of this giant cloud that resembles a beloved endangered species, the Florida Manatee.

HII Regions in the Milky Way
Mapping the Milky Way
January 9, 2013 at 5:22 pm | News Release

Astronomers have discovered hundreds of previously-unknown sites of massive star formation in the Milky Way, including the most distant such objects yet found in our home Galaxy.

NGC 660
Massive Outburst in Neighbor Galaxy
January 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm | News Release

The surprising discovery of a massive outburst in a neighboring galaxy is giving astronomers a tantalizing look at what likely is a powerful belch by a gorging black hole at the galaxy’s center.

Artist's conception of HD142527
ALMA Sees Star and Planets Grow Together
January 2, 2013 at 5:17 pm | News Release

Astronomers have used the ALMA telescope to get their first glimpse of a fascinating stage of star formation in which planets forming around a young star are helping the star itself continue to grow, resolving a longstanding mystery.

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