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Stars Need a ‘Kick’ to Get Started
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.

Newly Commissioned GBT Bags New Pulsars
Newly Commissioned GBT Bags New Pulsars
January 4, 2002 at 2:50 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s newly commissioned Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered a windfall of three previously undetected millisecond pulsars in a dense cluster of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.

Helium-3 Traces Matter in the Milky Way
Helium-3 Traces Matter in the Milky Way
January 2, 2002 at 7:03 pm | News Release

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s 140 Foot Radio Telescope in Green Bank, West Virginia, were able to infer the amount of matter created by the Big Bang.

National Science Board Approves VLA Expansion
National Science Board Approves VLA Expansion
November 20, 2001 at 12:23 am | Announcement

The National Science Board, the governing body for the National Science Foundation (NSF), has approved an expansion project for the Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope in New Mexico.

Star Caught in the Act of Planetary Nebula Formation
Star Caught in the Act of Planetary Nebula Formation
November 15, 2001 at 12:20 am | News Release

A team of astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array radio telescope has caught an old star during the very brief period of its transformation into a planetary nebula, a shining bubble of glowing gas with a hot remnant star at its center.

Runners at the VLA
Flags Across America Comes to the VLA
November 8, 2001 at 12:16 am | News Release

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory hosted the runners and support personnel of the Americans United Flag Across America run as the transcontinental memorial and fundraising effort came through New Mexico.

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