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thumb NRAOWVUFiberThe NRAO and West Virginia University (WVU) have inaugurated a new super high-speed broadband data network to bolster collaboration and scientific research.
thumb OrionProplydsA team of astronomers from Canada and the United States has used the ALMA Telescope to study the often deadly relationship between highly luminous O-type stars and nearby protostars in the Orion Nebula.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 14:00
Published in 2014

ALMA Sees Icy Wreckage in Nearby Solar System

thumb BetaReddyAstronomers using the ALMA telescope have discovered the splattered remains of comets colliding together around a nearby star.
Monday, 03 February 2014 11:32
Published in 2014

Image Release: Starbursting in the Galaxy M82

thumb M82radioMessier 82, the galaxy in which the nearest supernova in decades recently exploded, also is the closest galaxy that is undergoing a rapid burst of star formation, known as a starburst.
Monday, 27 January 2014 15:00
Published in 2014

GBT Sees River of Hydrogen Flowing through Space

thumb NGC6946Using the National Science Foundation's GBT, astronomer DJ Pisano from West Virginia University has discovered what could be a never-before-seen river of hydrogen flowing through space.
ngc 4395 thumbAstronomers have found more than 100 small, dwarf galaxies with characteristics indicating that they harbor massive black holes feeding on surrounding gas.
Monday, 06 January 2014 10:15
Published in 2014

Supernova’s Super Dust Factory Imaged with ALMA

SN1987A Illustration thumbGalaxies can be remarkably dusty places and supernovas are thought to be a primary source of that dust, especially in the early Universe.
Sunday, 05 January 2014 13:00
Published in 2014

Pulsar in Stellar Triple System

Triple System thumbAstronomers using the GBT have discovered a unique stellar system of two white dwarf stars and a superdense neutron star, all packed within a space smaller than Earth's orbit around the Sun.
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 10:42
Published in 2013

New Studies Give Boost to Binary Star Formation Theory

binaryStarFormation thumbUsing the new capabilities of the upgraded VLA, scientists have discovered previously unseen binary companions to a pair of very young protostars.
ALMAStarlessCores thumbMassive stars – those at least 8 times the mass of our Sun – present an intriguing mystery.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 10:00
Published in 2013

New System Makes the VLA Two Telescopes in One

VLITE thumbThe VLA will get a new system allowing it to continuously monitor the sky to study the ionosphere and detect short bursts of radio emission from astronomical objects.
Monday, 09 December 2013 14:00
Published in 2013

Hidden Details Revealed in Nearby Starburst Galaxy

m82 thumbUsing the new, high-frequency capabilities of the GBT, astronomers have captured never-before-seen details of the nearby starburst galaxy M82.
Thursday, 21 November 2013 10:00
Published in 2013

Infant Galaxies Merging Near 'Cosmic Dawn'

Himiko-HST-SST-Subaru-m thumbAstronomers using the combined power of the ALMA telescope and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a far-flung trio of primitive galaxies nestled inside an enormous blob of primordial gas nearly 13 billion light-years from Earth.
Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:00
Published in 2013

Surprising Image Provides New Tool for Studying a Galaxy

finalUGC10288alldata thumbAstronomers studying gas halos around nearby galaxies were surprised Very Large Array showed that one of their subjects is not a single galaxy, but two, superimposed on the sky to masquerade as one.
Thursday, 31 October 2013 15:00
Published in 2013

Magnetic Force Field Shields Giant Gas Cloud

smithscloud13 thumbDoom may be averted for the Smith Cloud, a gigantic streamer of hydrogen gas that is on a collision course with the Milky Way Galaxy.
Thursday, 24 October 2013 14:00
Published in 2013

ALMA Reveals Ghostly Shape of Coldest Place in the Universe

Boomerang13 thumbAt a cosmologically crisp one degree Kelvin, the Boomerang Nebula is the coldest known object in the Universe.
Monday, 21 October 2013 10:47
Published in 2013

ALMA Observes Two Supermassive Black Holes

eso1344a13 thumbTwo teams of researchers using the ALMA telescope have made remarkably detailed observations of supermassive black holes caught in the act of ingesting matter and converting it into powerful jets of particles and energy.
pulsarx-ray-thumbnailNeutron star morphs from radio to X-ray pulsar and back again.
Monday, 23 September 2013 17:10
Published in 2013

Voyager 1 Spotted from Earth with VLBA and GBT Telescopes

voyager thumbEarlier this year, the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array telescope turned its gaze to NASA's famed Voyager 1 and captured an image of this iconic spacecraft's faint radio signal.
Monday, 23 September 2013 17:04
Published in 2013

Powerful Jets Blowing Material Out of Galaxy

jetblowout thumbAstronomers using a worldwide network of radio telescopes have found strong evidence that a powerful jet of material propelled to nearly light speed by a galaxy's central black hole is blowing massive amounts of gas out of the galaxy.