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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.

Observatory Seeks a New Name
October 13, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Announcement

The most famous radio telescope in the world is about to get a new name. The Very Large Array, known around the world, isn’t what it used to be. The iconic radio telescope, known around the world through movies, documentaries, music videos, newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements, textbooks, and thousands of scientific papers, is nearing the completion of an amazing transformation.

Antennae galaxies
First Images from ALMA
October 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm | News Release

The detailed views of star-formation in the Antennae Galaxies are the first astronomical test images released to the public from the growing Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array and confirm that this new telescope has surpassed all others of its kind.

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
ALMA Opens Its Eyes
October 3, 2011 at 7:54 pm | News Release

Humanity’s most complex ground-based astronomy observatory, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, has officially opened for astronomers at its 16,500-feet elevation site in northern Chile.

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