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ALMA Observation of Young Star Reveals Details of Dust Grains
ALMA Observation of Young Star Reveals Details of Dust Grains
November 15, 2023 at 11:05 am | News Release

ALMA observes highest resolution dust polarization image ever taken of HL Tauri’s protoplanetary disk, the deepest polarization image of any disk captured thus far.

World’s Most Powerful Millimeter/Submillimeter Telescope Captures Highest Resolution Observations—Ever
World’s Most Powerful Millimeter/Submillimeter Telescope Captures Highest Resolution Observations—Ever
November 15, 2023 at 11:00 am | News Release

An international team of astronomers has collaborated to improve the capabilities of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), one of the world’s most powerful telescopes. Scientists from the National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), the Joint ALMA Observatory, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), and European Southern Observatory have achieved the highest resolution observation since ALMA began operations,  in one of the most challenging array configurations. The results are published today in the Astrophysical Journal.

New US & Japan Partnership Will Make the World’s Most Powerful Telescope Even More Sensitive
New US & Japan Partnership Will Make the World’s Most Powerful Telescope Even More Sensitive
November 13, 2023 at 8:52 am | Announcement

The National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) are joining…

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A Supermassive Black Hole’s Strong Magnetic Fields are Revealed in a New Light
November 8, 2023 at 1:36 am | News Release

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration has published new results that describe for the first time how light from the edge of the supermassive black hole M87* spirals as it escapes the black hole’s intense gravity, a signature known as circular polarization.

Five Decades of Groundbreaking Millimeter Astronomy—From Discovering Molecules in Space to Imaging New Solar Systems
Five Decades of Groundbreaking Millimeter Astronomy—From Discovering Molecules in Space to Imaging New Solar Systems
October 12, 2023 at 2:17 pm | Announcement

Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have awarded the 2023 Karl G. Jansky Lectureship to Dr. Paul A. Vanden Bout, Senior Scientist, Emeritus at NRAO. The Jansky Lectureship is an honor established by the trustees of AUI to recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement of radio astronomy.

The Baseline #17: Gravitational Lensing: Focusing On The Cosmos
The Baseline #17: Gravitational Lensing: Focusing On The Cosmos
October 5, 2023 at 4:42 pm | News Feature

Gravity can focus light like a lens, allowing astronomers to see distant galaxies and explore dark matter. Join our host Summer Ash of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory as she talks about how astronomers use gravitational lensing to study the universe.

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