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NRAO Telescope Reborn as Earth-based Antenna for RadioAstron Satellite
August 15, 2013 at 8:35 pm | News Release

The trailblazing 43 Meter Telescope NRAO in Green Bank, West Virginia, has been given new life as one of only two Earth stations for the Russian-made RadioAstron satellite, the cornerstone of astronomy’s highest-resolution telescope.

Artist's conception of supermassive black hole and pulsar system
Newly Found Pulsar Helps Astronomers Explore Milky Way’s Mysterious Core
August 14, 2013 at 4:00 am | News Release

Astronomers have made an important measurement of the magnetic field emanating from a swirling disk of material surrounding the black hole at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.

CO in NGC 253
Starburst to Star Bust
July 24, 2013 at 8:03 pm | News Release

The cosmic fireworks that characterize a starburst galaxy can abruptly fizzle out after only a relatively brief period of star formation, and astronomers want to know why.

Artist concept of snow line in TW Hydrae
Snow Falling Around Infant Solar System
July 18, 2013 at 7:42 pm | News Release

The sight of a snowfall can thrill children, but the first-ever snow line seen around a distant star gives astronomers an even greater thrill because of what it reveals about the formation of planets and our Solar System’s history.

ALMA image of the dust trap around Oph IRS 48.
‘Dust Trap’ around Distant Star
June 6, 2013 at 5:12 pm | News Release

Based on a treasure trove of recent discoveries, astronomers now know that planets are remarkably plentiful in our galaxy and may be common throughout the Universe.

Artist impression of the Milky Way Galaxy
Earth’s Milky Way Neighborhood Gets More Respect
June 3, 2013 at 5:11 pm | News Release

Our Solar System’s Milky Way neighborhood just went upscale.

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