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Astronomers Find Most Distant Water in the Universe
Astronomers Find Most Distant Water in the Universe
December 17, 2008 at 6:02 pm | News Release

Astronomers have found the most distant water yet seen in the Universe, in a galaxy more than 11 billion light-years from Earth.

Welcome Taiwan as ALMA Partner
Welcome Taiwan as ALMA Partner
December 8, 2008 at 6:22 pm | Announcement

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has announced a formal agreement enabling Taiwanese astronomers to participate in the North American component of the international ALMA partnership, alongside American and Canadian astronomers. Taiwan’s efforts will be led by the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Cosmic Lens Reveals Distant Galactic Violence
Cosmic Lens Reveals Distant Galactic Violence
October 20, 2008 at 4:14 pm | News Release

By cleverly unraveling the workings of a natural cosmic lens, astronomers have gained a rare glimpse of the violent assembly of a young galaxy in the early Universe.

Center for Chemistry of the Universe
Center for Chemistry of the Universe
October 8, 2008 at 4:10 pm | Announcement

A new research center combining the tools of chemistry and astronomy will use the unique laboratory of interstellar space to free the study of basic chemistry from the restrictive bonds of Earth.

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.

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