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Possible triggered star formation in Orion.
Star’s Birth May Have Triggered Another Star Birth, Astronomers Say
June 20, 2017 at 12:39 pm | News Release

New evidence from the VLA suggests that a jet of material ejected by a young star may have triggered the formation of a second, younger star.

Chaotically Magnetized Cloud Is No Place to Build a Star, or Is It?
Chaotically Magnetized Cloud Is No Place to Build a Star, or Is It?
June 14, 2017 at 11:00 am | News Release

To make a star, the conditions inside interstellar gas clouds have to be “just right.” When it comes to a cloud’s magnetic fields, however, those conditions may range from powerful and orderly to weak and chaotic, new ALMA observations suggest.

Radio-emitting mini-halo in Perseus Cluster
VLA Gives New Insight Into Galaxy Cluster’s Spectacular “Mini-Halo”
June 13, 2017 at 12:47 pm | News Release

New VLA images are helping astronomers understand the origin of a giant radio-emitting structure in a cluster of galaxies.

Nine Astronomy Outreach Professionals Selected for Prestigious ACEAP Ambassador Program
Nine Astronomy Outreach Professionals Selected for Prestigious ACEAP Ambassador Program
June 12, 2017 at 3:31 pm | Announcement

Astronomy outreach team travels to Chile to learn about U.S.-funded observatories.

One of Life’s Building Blocks Found around Infant Sun-like Stars
One of Life’s Building Blocks Found around Infant Sun-like Stars
June 8, 2017 at 6:00 am | Announcement

ALMA has observed stars like the Sun at a very early stage in their formation and found traces of methyl isocyanate — a chemical building block of life.

Examples of data visualization.
Astronomers Making Powerful Visualization Tools Easier to Use
June 7, 2017 at 11:15 am | News Release

Researchers are developing techniques that make it easier for scientists to produce high-quality visualizations of massive amounts of data.

ALMA Returns to Boomerang Nebula
ALMA Returns to Boomerang Nebula
June 5, 2017 at 11:00 am | News Release

The Boomerang Nebula — the so-called “coldest place in the universe — may get its frigid nature from a companion star supercharging a rapidly expanding outflow of gas.

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