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Artist's Rendering of the Milky Way with insert showing image of clouds of Hydrogen gas
Clouds Floating High Above Milky Way
October 18, 2002 at 3:29 pm | News Release

GREEN BANK, WV — New studies with the National Science Foundation’s Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have revealed a previously unknown population of discrete hydrogen clouds in the gaseous halo that surrounds the Milky Way Galaxy.

NGC 326
Scientists Detect ‘Smoking Gun’ of Colliding Black Holes
August 1, 2002 at 3:20 pm | News Release

Images from the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array radio telescope have uncovered compelling evidence that supermassive black holes at the hearts of large galaxies collide when their host galaxies merge.

Socorro High School students
Socorro Students Translate NRAO Web Pages Into Spanish
July 15, 2002 at 3:18 pm | Announcement

Six Socorro High School students are spending their summer working at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory on a unique project that gives them experience in language translation, World Wide Web design, and technical communication.

Artist's conception of W43A
Aging Star is a Giant Water Fountain
June 19, 2002 at 3:09 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio telescope have found that an aging star is spewing narrow, rotating streams of water molecules into space, like a jerking garden hose that has escaped its owner’s grasp.

Scene from an animation of 3C 120.
Supermassive Black Hole Mimics Smaller Cousins
June 5, 2002 at 3:03 pm | News Release

Scientists have caught a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy in the act of spurting energy into a jet of electrons and magnetic fields four distinct times in the past three years, a celestial take on a Yellowstone geyser.

The Green Bank Interferometer
Binary Stars ‘Flare’ With Predictable Cycles
June 3, 2002 at 2:38 pm | News Release

Astronomers have completed a 5-year campaign to monitor continuously radio flares from two groups of binary star systems. This survey is of special interest because it provides evidence that certain binary star systems have predictable activity cycles like our Sun.

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