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Composite view of the galaxy IC 10
Surprising Image Revises Understanding Of Dwarf Galaxies
January 8, 2003 at 5:13 pm | News Release

An intensive study of a neighboring dwarf galaxy has surprised astronomers by showing that most of its molecular gas — the raw material for new stars — is scattered among clumps in the galaxy’s outskirts, not near its center as they expected.

Path of T Tauri Component Sb
Young Star Probably Ejected From Triple System
January 8, 2003 at 4:54 pm | News Release

Astronomers analyzing nearly 20 years of data from the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array radio telescope have discovered that a small star in a multiple-star system in the constellation Taurus probably has been ejected from the system after a close encounter with one of the system’s more-massive components, presumed to be a compact double star. This is the first time any such event has been observed.

Combined HST and VLA image of the galaxy 0313-192
Giant Radio Jet Coming From Wrong Kind of Galaxy
January 8, 2003 at 4:51 pm | News Release

Giant jets of subatomic particles moving at nearly the speed of light have been found coming from thousands of galaxies across the Universe, but always from elliptical galaxies or galaxies in the process of merging — until now.

VLA Image of Jupiter
Speed of Gravity Measured for First Time
January 7, 2003 at 4:41 pm | News Release

Taking advantage of a rare cosmic alignment, scientists have made the first measurement of the speed at which the force of gravity propagates, giving a numerical value to one of the last unmeasured fundamental constants of physics.

Artist's Rendering of the Milky Way with insert showing image of neutral atomic Hydrogen
Clouds Dominate the Galactic Halo
January 7, 2003 at 4:34 pm | News Release

Using the exquisite sensitivity of the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope, astronomer Jay Lockman of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, has produced the best cross-section ever of the Milky Way Galaxy’s diffuse halo of hydrogen gas.

Grote Reber
Grote Reber, Radio Astronomy Pioneer, Dies
December 23, 2002 at 4:31 pm | Announcement

Grote Reber, one of the earliest pioneers of radio astronomy, died in Tasmania on December 20, just two days shy of his 91st birthday.

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