Most Recent Press Releases

Thursday, 01 December 2016 14:00
Published in 2016

Embryonic Cluster Galaxy Immersed in Giant Cloud of Cold Gas

thumb nrao16df05aAstronomers studying a cluster of still-forming protogalaxies seen as they were more than 10 billion years ago have found that a giant galaxy in the center of the cluster is forming from a surprisingly-dense soup of molecular gas.
thumb nrao16cb21aGlancing collision produces galactic "eyelids."
thumb nrao16df02aAstronomers using the super-sharp radio vision of the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have found the shredded remains of a galaxy that passed through a larger galaxy, leaving only the smaller galaxy's nearly-naked supermassive black hole to emerge and speed away at more than 2,000 miles per second.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 13:00
Published in 2016

Young Stellar System Caught in Act of Forming Close Multiples

thumb nrao16cb18cFor the first time, astronomers have seen a dusty disk of material around a young star fragmenting into a multiple-star system.
Thursday, 29 September 2016 14:00
Published in 2016

Image Release: Spiral Arms Embrace Young Star

thumb nrao16cb04aDensity waves produce spiral arms around young star
Thursday, 22 September 2016 14:00
Published in 2016

ALMA Explores the Hubble Ultra Deep Field

thumb nrao16cb09aALMA uncovers hidden details in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 06:00
Published in 2016

Galactic Fireworks Illuminate Monster Hydrogen Blob

thumb nrao16cb11aA rare, glowing blob of gas powered by pair of star-bursting galaxies.

Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:00
Published in 2016

Black Hole Hidden Within Its Own Exhaust

thumb nrao16cb10aBlack hole is cloaked behind wall of its own exhaust
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 09:00
Published in 2016

HERA, the ‘Cosmic Dawn’ Telescope, Receives Major NSF Support

thumb nrao16cb08aNSF funding will expand HERA, the 'Cosmic Dawn' telescope
Thursday, 25 August 2016 10:00
Published in 2016

ALMA Finds Unexpected Trove of Gas Around Larger Stars

thumb nrao16cb05cALMA finds gas-rich disks in unexpected places.
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 13:00
Published in 2016

Stellar Outburst Brings Water Snowline into View

thumb nrao16cb03bYoung star's outburst provides first-ever view of a water snowline.
Thursday, 16 June 2016 14:00
Published in 2016

ALMA Observes Most Distant Oxygen Ever

thumb FOillALMA detects most distant oxygen ever.
thumb B2mScientists applaud discovery of "handed" molecules in interstellar space.
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 13:00
Published in 2016

Black Hole Deluged by Cold Intergalactic 'Rain'

thumb CloudsFirstFrameCosmic weather report shows "rain" of giant gas clouds onto supermassive black hole.
thumb grs color VLA HST bareObservations with the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA) have given scientists an unprecedented look into the atmosphere of Jupiter, revealing that features seen in visible light at the planet's cloud surfaces have effects tens of kilometers downward.
thumb VLA HSTAstronomers have used new capabilities of the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to open a whole new realm of research into how galaxies evolve and interact with their surroundings over cosmic time.
thumb ACEAPACEAP ambassadors prepare for Chilean excursion.

Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:00
Published in 2016

ALMA Measures Mass of Black Hole with Extreme Precision

thumb ngc1332poster nolabelALMA measures mass of black hole with extreme precision.
Friday, 22 April 2016 14:39
Published in 2016

2016 Jansky Lectureship Awarded to Columbia Professor

thumb JaquelineVanGorkomAssociated Universities, Inc, and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory have awarded the 2016 Jansky Lectureship to Professor Jacqueline van Gorkom of Columbia University in New York City.
thumb BBA12015 Robert Brown Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award