Most Recent Press Releases

thumb 3-panel-SupernovaAstronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA) have found a long-sought "missing link" between supernova explosions that generate gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) and those that don't. The scientists found that a stellar explosion seen in 2012 has many characteristics expected of one that generates a powerful burst of gamma rays, yet no such burst occurred.
thumb ESO-SMBALMA reveals powerful magnetic field near black hole.
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 16:23
Published in 2015

2015 Jansky Lectureship Awarded to Caltech Professor

thumb Nick-ScovilleAssociated Universities, Inc. (AUI), and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have awarded the 2015 Karl G. Jansky Lectureship to Dr. Nick Z. Scoville of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 13:00
Published in 2015

Complex Organic Molecules Discovered in Infant Star System

thumb Oberg-CH3CN-diskUsing ALMA, astronomers for the first time have discovered complex organic molecules in a protoplanetary disk.
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 09:00
Published in 2015

ALMA Sees Einstein Ring in Stunning Image of Lensed Galaxy

thumb SDP81 ALMA HSTAstronomers have observed a cosmic ring with the help of ALMA.

Juno thumbALMA images asteroid Juno on its journey through solar system.
Thursday, 02 April 2015 14:00
Published in 2015

Astronomers Watch Unfolding Saga of Massive Star Formation

thumb Collimation1996A pair of images of a young star, made 18 years apart, has revealed a dramatic difference that is providing astronomers with a unique, 'real-time' look at how massive stars develop in the earliest stages of their formation.
thumb NANOgravGBT to join the hunt for gravity waves as NSF awards NANOGrav PFC.
thumb A2256Researchers using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have produced the most detailed image yet of a fascinating region where clusters of hundreds of galaxies are colliding, creating a rich variety of mysterious phenomena visible only to radio telescopes.
Monday, 09 March 2015 15:00
Published in 2015

Image Release: Venus Revealed in Radio Light

thumb RadarVenusGBT partners with Arecibo to reveal the hidden surface of Venus.
thumb ALMA APEXALMA achieves 'first light' VLBI observation.

thumb NGC1068compositeALMA finds pockets of complex organic molecules around supermassive black hole.
thumb NGC253-ALMA-HST-FullALMA dissects NGC 253 to better understand starburst.
thumb B5For the first time, astronomers have caught a multiple-star system in the beginning stages of its formation, and their direct observations of this process give strong support to one of several suggested pathways to producing such systems.
thumb Signing17NRAO and CARA at UT Brownsville signed an MOU to collaborate on new technology initiatives.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 08:00
Published in 2015

VLA Finds Unexpected Storm at Galaxy's Core

thumb TeacupAstronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA) found surprisingly energetic activity in what they otherwise considered a 'boring' galaxy, and their discovery provides important insight on how supermassive black holes can have a catastrophic effect on the galaxies in which they reside.
Friday, 30 January 2015 13:45
Published in 2015

Image Release: High-Def Radar Images of Near-Earth Asteroid

thumb GBTAsteroidStillGBT helps with landmark observation of near-Earth asteroid.
thumb SaturnNoLabelsScientists have used the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio-telescope system and NASA's Cassini spacecraft to measure the position of Saturn and its family of moons to within about a mile -- at a range of nearly a billion miles.
thumb ACEAPApplications to become an ACEAP ambassador are being accepted now.

thumb DebrisDiskIllustrationAstronomers using ALMA may have detected Pluto-size objects swarming around a Sun-like star.