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Artist's conception of dusty disk around a brown dwarf
Brown Dwarfs May Grow Rocky Planets
November 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array have for the first time found that the outer region of a dusty disk encircling a brown dwarf contains millimeter-sized solid grains like those found in denser disks around newborn stars.

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.

Jeffrey Mangum
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.

Artist's conception of black hole in globular cluster.
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.

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