Most Recent Press Releases

Thursday, 19 November 2015 09:00
Published in 2015

ALMA dwarf star magnetic powerhouse

thumb BrownDwarfStar4AALMA finds cool, dim dwarf star is super magnet.
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 13:00
Published in 2015

Image Release: Protostar Growth Spurts

thumb SerpensOutflowJets from protostar reveal episodic growth spurts. 
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 13:55
Published in 2015

Radar Images Provide Details on Halloween Asteroid

thumb Halloween Asteroid2GBT radar images reveal new details of asteroid.
Monday, 19 October 2015 15:30
Published in 2015

NRAO Attends White House Astronomy Night

thumb WhiteHouseAstrocardNRAO and others from astronomy community attend White House Astronomy Night.
thumb 140ftFirstSlewNRAO's 140-foot telescope celebrates 50 years of discovery.
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 08:00
Published in 2015

VLA Reveals Spectacular "Halos" of Spiral Galaxies

thumb finalHSTdiskMedianhaloA study of spiral galaxies seen edge-on has revealed that "halos" of cosmic rays and magnetic fields above and below the galaxies' disks are much more common than previously thought.
Monday, 12 October 2015 09:15
Published in 2015

NSF Grant to NRAO and WVU

thumb GBTNSF grant to NRAO and WVU expands Pulsar Search Collaboratory.
thumb ProcessedXGalaxiesThere may be fewer pairs of supermassive black holes orbiting each other at the cores of giant galaxies than previously thought.
thumb WLMZoom2Dwarf galaxy WLM reveals its star-forming secrets.

thumb PulsarDwarfGBT helps study gravity in distant star system. 

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 02:00
Published in 2015

Neutron Stars Strike Back at Black Holes in Jet Contest

thumb NSJandCSome neutron stars may rival black holes in their ability to accelerate powerful jets of material to nearly the speed of light.
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 13:00
Published in 2015

Astronomers Discover Powerful Aurora Beyond Solar System

thumb BrownDwarfAuroraAstronomers have discovered the first aurora ever seen in an object beyond our Solar System. The aurora, similar to the famous "Northern Lights" on Earth, is 10,000 times more powerful than any previously seen.
thumb BrownDwarfJetsAstronomers using the Very Large Array have discovered jets of material ejected by still-forming young brown dwarfs.
thumb BDF3299bAstronomers using ALMA detected the most distance star-forming clouds in normal galaxies in the early Universe. 
Monday, 20 July 2015 07:30
Published in 2015

Green Bank Telescope Joins 'Breakthrough Listen'

thumb MWGBT receives funding to join search for intelligent life in Universe.
thumb collageSummer school astronomers image near-Earth asteroid.
thumb capakALMA detected ionized carbon in bevy of early galaxies.
thumb ic342fig1Astronomers making a detailed, multi-telescope study of a nearby galaxy have discovered a magnetic field coiled around the galaxy's main spiral arm.
thumb NGC1097wRadioALMA weighs black hole at the center of NGC 1097.
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 11:45
Published in 2015

VLA Reveals Bashful Black Hole in Neighboring Galaxy

thumb M32croppedThanks to the extraordinary sensitivity of the Karl G Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), astronomers have detected what they believe is the long-sought radio emission coming from a supermassive black hole at the center of one of our closest neighboring galaxies.