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Galactic center radio image
Giant ‘Lobe’ in Galactic Center
June 2, 2004 at 7:17 pm | News Release

An astronomer using the National Science Foundation’s Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) has discovered that two prominent features rising out of the center of the Milky Way Galaxy are actually the distant edges of the same superstructure. This object, which has the appearance of a “lobe,” may have been formed during an epoch of furious star formation.

VLA and GBT image of Galactic Center
Origin of Enigmatic Galactic-center Filaments Revealed
June 1, 2004 at 7:06 pm | News Release

Twenty years ago, astronomers discovered a number of enigmatic radio-emitting filaments concentrated near the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.

The Milky Way's nucleus
Black Hole Fits Inside Earth’s Orbit
April 1, 2004 at 8:04 pm | News Release

Thirty years after astronomers discovered the mysterious object at the exact center of our Milky Way Galaxy, an international team of scientists has finally succeeded in directly measuring the size of that object, which surrounds a black hole nearly four million times more massive than the Sun.

The Andromeda Galaxy
Galactic Building Blocks Seen Swarming Around Andromeda
February 3, 2004 at 8:01 pm | News Release

Green Bank, WV – A team of astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope has made the first conclusive detection of what appear to be the leftover building blocks of galaxy formation — neutral hydrogen clouds — swarming around the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest large spiral galaxy to the Milky Way.

Frame from SS 433 Movie
VLBA Movie of Mysterious Microquasar
January 5, 2004 at 7:09 pm | News Release

Astronomers have made a 42-day movie showing unprecedented detail of the inner workings of a strange star system that has puzzled scientists for more than two decades. Their work is providing new insights that are changing scientists’ understanding of the enigmatic stellar pairs known as microquasars.

Cloverleaf galaxy
Furious Star Formation in Distant Galaxy
December 10, 2003 at 7:06 pm | News Release

Astronomers have discovered a key signpost of rapid star formation in a galaxy 11 billion light-years from Earth, seen as it was when the Universe was only 20 percent of its current age.

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