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World-Wide Effort Bringing ALMA Telescope Into Reality
World-Wide Effort Bringing ALMA Telescope Into Reality
February 15, 2008 at 2:57 pm | Announcement

In the thin, dry air of northern Chile’s Atacama Desert, at an altitude of 16,500 feet, an amazing new telescope system is taking shape, on schedule to provide the world’s astronomers with unprecedented views of the origins of stars, galaxies, and planets.

Massive Gas Cloud Speeding Toward Collision With Milky Way
Massive Gas Cloud Speeding Toward Collision With Milky Way
January 11, 2008 at 2:52 pm | News Release

A giant cloud of hydrogen gas is speeding toward a collision with our Milky Way Galaxy, and when it hits — in less than 40 million years — it may set off a spectacular burst of stellar fireworks.

New Hydrogen Clouds in M81 Cluster
New Hydrogen Clouds in M81 Cluster
January 10, 2008 at 9:28 pm | News Release

A composite radio-optical image shows five new clouds of hydrogen gas discovered using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope.

New VLA Images Unlocking Galactic Mysteries
New VLA Images Unlocking Galactic Mysteries
January 10, 2008 at 2:49 pm | News Release

Astronomers have produced a scientific gold mine of detailed, high-quality images of nearby galaxies that is yielding important new insights into many aspects of galaxies, including their complex structures, how they form stars, the motions of gas in the galaxies, the relationship of normal matter to unseen dark matter, and many others.

VLBA Yields Rich Scientific Payoffs
VLBA Yields Rich Scientific Payoffs
January 9, 2008 at 9:26 pm | News Release

Having the sharpest pictures always is a big advantage, and a sophisticated radio-astronomy technique using continent-wide and even intercontinental arrays of telescopes is yielding extremely valuable scientific results in a wide range of specialties. That’s the message delivered to the American Astronomical Society’s meeting in Austin, Texas, by Mark Reid of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, a leading researcher in the field of ultra-precise astronomical position measurements.

Cosmic Radio Series Brings Celestial Science Down to Earth
Cosmic Radio Series Brings Celestial Science Down to Earth
January 8, 2008 at 9:23 pm | Announcement

A new series of short radio programs designed to bring the space-age science of radio astronomy down to Earth is being launched by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Allegheny Mountain Radio.

VLBA Movies Reveal New Details of Cosmic Jets
VLBA Movies Reveal New Details of Cosmic Jets
January 8, 2008 at 9:06 pm | News Release

Astronomers have known for decades that supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies can shoot out jets of subatomic particles at tremendous speeds.

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