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Artist's Conception of Dusty Disk Around Young Star TW Hydrae
From Earth’s Water to Cosmic Dawn: New Tools Unveiling Astronomical Mysteries
February 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm | News Release

Two new and powerful research tools are helping astronomers gain key insights needed to transform our understanding of important processes across the breadth of astrophysics.

An artist's concept of an active supermassive black hole and its jet, with outflow of star-forming gases.
ALMA Early Science Result Reveals Starving Galaxies
January 11, 2012 at 2:36 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the partially completed ALMA observatory have found compelling evidence for how star-forming galaxies evolve into ‘red and dead’ elliptical galaxies, catching a large group of galaxies right in the middle of this change.

Karl G. Jansky
Iconic Telescope Renamed to Honor Founder of Radio Astronomy
January 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm | News Release

The world’s most famous radio telescope will become the Karl G Jansky Very Large Array to honor the founder of radio astronomy, the study of the Universe via radio waves naturally emitted by objects in space.

VLBA images show fast-moving jet
VLBA, RXTE Team Up to Pinpoint Black Hole’s Outburst
January 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm | News Release

Astronomers have gained an important clue about a ubiquitous cosmic process by pinpointing the exact moment when gigantic bullets of fast-moving material were launched from the region surrounding a black hole.

Artist's conception of Cygnus X-1
First Complete Description of a Black Hole
November 17, 2011 at 9:21 pm | News Release

For the first time, astronomers have produced a complete description of a black hole, a concentration of mass so dense that not even light can escape its powerful gravitational pull. Their precise measurements have allowed them to reconstruct the history of the object from its birth some six million years ago.

Eduardo Hardy, Carl Pennypacker, and Juan Carlos Avendano
NRAO, AUI Join Chilean Educational Project
October 21, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Announcement

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Associated Universities, Inc, joined the National Copper Corporation of Chile and the Center for Educational Innovation of the University of Antofagasta in a project to build a center for training teachers from throughout Chile in astronomy and science.

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