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Exotic Galaxy Reveals Tantalizing Tale
August 25, 2011 at 7:40 pm | News Release

A galaxy with a combination of characteristics never seen before is giving astronomers a tantalizing peek at processes they believe played key roles in the growth of galaxies and clusters of galaxies early in the history of the Universe.

Supernova remnant G55.7+3.4
Expanded VLA Flexing New Scientific Muscle
May 24, 2011 at 7:38 pm | News Release

A new and uniquely powerful tool for cutting-edge science is emerging on the crisp, high desert of western New Mexico.

Artist's conception of Milky Way, showing locations of star-forming regions
Super-Sharp Radio ‘Eye’ Remeasuring the Universe
February 19, 2011 at 8:36 pm | News Release

Using the super-sharp radio vision of astronomy’s most precise telescope, scientists have extended a directly-measured yardstick three times farther into the cosmos than ever before, an achievement with important implications for numerous areas of astrophysics, including determining the nature of Dark Energy, which constitutes 70 percent of the Universe.

Alexander Snider, Hannah Mabry, and Casey Thompson on-screen
Students Excited by Stellar Discovery
February 2, 2011 at 8:35 pm | News Release

In the constellation of Ophiuchus, above the disk of our Milky Way Galaxy, there lurks a stellar corpse spinning 30 times per second — an exotic star known as a radio pulsar.

Dr. Scott Ransom and Dr. Debra Elmegreen
NRAO Astronomer Honored by American Astronomical Society
January 11, 2011 at 8:30 pm | News Release

Dr Scott Ransom, an astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, received the American Astronomical Society’s Helen B Warner Prize on January 11, at the society’s meeting in Seattle, Washington.

Dwarf galaxy Henize 2-10
Surprise: Dwarf Galaxy Harbors Supermassive Black Hole
January 9, 2011 at 8:16 pm | News Release

The surprising discovery of a supermassive black hole in a small nearby galaxy has given astronomers a tantalizing look at how black holes and galaxies may have grown in the early history of the Universe.

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