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2017 Jansky Lectureship Awarded to South African Astronomer Bernie Fanaroff
2017 Jansky Lectureship Awarded to South African Astronomer Bernie Fanaroff
June 29, 2017 at 10:45 am | News Release

Radio astronomer Bernie Fanaroff Adds 52nd Jansky Lectureship Award to his prominent list of accomplishments.

Artist's conception of binary supermassive black hole pair.
Astronomers Detect Orbital Motion in Pair of Supermassive Black Holes
June 27, 2017 at 11:00 am | News Release

VLBA images detect orbital motion of two supermassive black holes as they circle each other at the center of a distant galaxy.

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.

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