A new observatory still under construction has given astronomers a major breakthrough in understanding a nearby planetary system that can provide valuable clues about how such systems form and evolve.
Astronomers and officials from around the globe gathered on the high desert of New Mexico Saturday to officially bestow a new name on the world’s most famous radio telescope and to mark its transformation into a new and vastly more powerful tool for science.
Using radio and infrared telescopes, astronomers have obtained a first tantalizing look at a crucial early stage in star formation.
Anthony J Beasley has been appointed as the next Director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, according to Ethan J Schreier, President of Associated Universities, Inc.
Pulsars, superdense neutron stars, are perhaps the most extraordinary physics laboratories in the Universe.
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.