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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.

Research Center Renamed for Senator Domenici
Research Center Renamed for Senator Domenici
May 19, 2008 at 3:40 pm | Announcement

New Mexico Tech and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory will rename the observatory’s research center on the New Mexico Tech campus to honor retiring U.S. Senator Pete V. Domenici in a ceremony on May 30. The building that serves as the scientific, technical, and administrative center for the Very Large Array and Very Long Baseline Array radio telescopes will be named the Pete V. Domenici Science Operations Center.

Weird Stellar Pair Puzzles Scientists
Weird Stellar Pair Puzzles Scientists
May 15, 2008 at 3:26 pm | News Release

Astronomers have discovered a speedy spinning pulsar in an elongated orbit around an apparent Sun-like star, a combination never seen before, and one that has them puzzled about how the strange system developed.

Youngest Stellar Explosion in Our Galaxy Discovered
Youngest Stellar Explosion in Our Galaxy Discovered
May 14, 2008 at 3:20 pm | News Release

Astronomers have found the remains of the youngest supernova, or exploded star, in our Galaxy.

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