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Hercules A
Image Release: A Radio-Optical View of the Galaxy Hercules A
November 29, 2012 at 4:34 pm | News Release

Spectacular jets powered by the gravitational energy of a supermassive black hole in the core of the elliptical galaxy Hercules A illustrate the combined imaging power of two of astronomy’s cutting-edge tools, the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3, and the recently upgraded Very Large Array radio telescope in west-central New Mexico.

ALMA antenna
Final North American ALMA Antenna Delivered
November 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Announcement

After an odyssey of design and construction stretching across more than a decade, North America has delivered the last of the 25, 12-meter-diameter dish antennas that comprise its share of antennas for the international ALMA telescope.

NRAO Scientist Named Editor of Respected Astronomy Journal
NRAO Scientist Named Editor of Respected Astronomy Journal
November 19, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Announcement

Jeffrey Mangum, a scientist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been appointed Editor of the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Surprising Black-Hole Discovery Changes Picture of Globular Star Clusters
Surprising Black-Hole Discovery Changes Picture of Globular Star Clusters
October 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm | News Release

An unexpected discovery by astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array is forcing scientists to rethink their understanding of the environment in globular star clusters, tight-knit collections containing hundreds of thousands of stars.

Plot of radio emission at numerous frequencies from the molecule ethyl cyanide
Astrochemistry Enters a Bold New Era with ALMA
September 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm | News Release

Combining the cutting-edge capabilities of the ALMA telescope with newly-developed laboratory techniques, scientists are opening a completely new era for deciphering the chemistry of the Universe.

Neighbor Galaxies May Have Brushed Closely, Astronomers Find
Neighbor Galaxies May Have Brushed Closely, Astronomers Find
June 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm | News Release

Two of our Milky Way’s neighbor galaxies may have had a close encounter billions of years ago, recent studies with the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope indicate.

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