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Green Bank Telescope
Youngest Radio Pulsar Revealed with Green Bank Telescope
April 15, 2002 at 2:28 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s newly commissioned Green Bank Telescope have detected remarkably faint radio signals from an 820 year-old pulsar, making it the youngest radio-emitting pulsar known.

Dr. John M. Grunsfeld
Astronaut Returns Space-Flown Flag to NRAO
April 13, 2002 at 2:00 pm | News Release

A NASA Astronaut who carried a flag bearing the logo of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory on last month’s Shuttle flight returned that flag to the observatory on Friday, April 12, at a ceremony in Socorro.

Ethylene Glycol Molecule.
Scientists Discover Antifreeze in Space
March 15, 2002 at 3:13 pm | News Release

Ethylene glycol, the chemical commonly used as automobile antifreeze, was discovered recently in a massive interstellar cloud of dust and gas near the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Scientists used the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 12 Meter Radio Telescope to detect this organic molecule.

Infrared Image of Supernova Remnant; Dashed Line and Arrow Indicate Pulsar's Motion Detected by VLA.
Age Discrepancy Throws Pulsar Theories into Turmoil
March 11, 2002 at 2:51 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array radio telescope have found a pulsar — a spinning, superdense neutron star — that apparently is considerably younger than previously thought.

GBT-VLA Image of Orion Nebula.
GBT, VLA Team Up to Produce New Image of Orion Nebula
January 10, 2002 at 2:48 pm | News Release

Combining the best features of the National Science Foundation’s new Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia with those of the NSF’s Very Large Array in New Mexico, astronomers have produced a vastly improved radio image of the Orion Nebula and developed a valuable new technique for studying star formation and other astrophysical processes.

Stars Need a ‘Kick’ to Get Started
January 7, 2002 at 8:37 pm | News Release

Star formation is a longer process than previously thought, and is heavily dependent on outside events, such as supernova explosions, to trigger it, a team of astronomers has concluded. The scientists reached their conclusions after making a detailed study of a number of the dark gas clouds in which new stars are formed.

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