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Image Release: Starbursting in the Galaxy M82
February 3, 2014 at 4:32 pm | News Release

Messier 82, the galaxy in which the nearest supernova in decades recently exploded, also is the closest galaxy that is undergoing a rapid burst of star formation, known as a starburst.

NGC 6946
GBT Sees River of Hydrogen Flowing through Space
January 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm | News Release

Using the National Science Foundation’s GBT, astronomer DJ Pisano from West Virginia University has discovered what could be a never-before-seen river of hydrogen flowing through space.

Dwarf galaxy NGC 4395
Dwarf Galaxies Give Clues to Origin of Supermassive Black Holes
January 6, 2014 at 7:40 pm | News Release

Astronomers have found more than 100 small, dwarf galaxies with characteristics indicating that they harbor massive black holes feeding on surrounding gas.

Artist's impression of Supernova 1987A
Supernova’s Super Dust Factory Imaged with ALMA
January 6, 2014 at 3:15 pm | News Release

Galaxies can be remarkably dusty places and supernovas are thought to be a primary source of that dust, especially in the early Universe.

Artist impression of a pulsar, white dwarf, and white dwarf triple system
Pulsar in Stellar Triple System
January 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the GBT have discovered a unique stellar system of two white dwarf stars and a superdense neutron star, all packed within a space smaller than Earth’s orbit around the Sun.

Graphic depicting binary star system formation
New Studies Give Boost to Binary Star Formation Theory
December 31, 2013 at 3:42 pm | News Release

Using the new capabilities of the upgraded VLA, scientists have discovered previously unseen binary companions to a pair of very young protostars.

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