Most Recent Press Releases

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.
thumb alma sdp81ALMA's Long Baseline Campaign reveals hidden views of lensed galaxy SDP.81.
Friday, 08 May 2015 11:00
Published in 2015

NRAO and Mini-Circuits Forge New Partnership

thumb ReflectionlessFilterNRAO and Mini-Circuits entered into a licensing agreement to use NRAO-developed technology.
Thursday, 07 May 2015 11:00
Published in 2015

Proto Super Star Cluster

thumb KJohnsonCroppedALMA finds first example ever of globular cluster about to be born.
Friday, 01 May 2015 11:00
Published in 2015

Pulsar with Widest Orbit Ever Detected

thumb Pulsar-Wild-OrbitStudents using the GBT discover pulsar with amazingly wide orbit around neutron star.
thumb ACEAPNRAO and its ACEAP partners select 2015 education ambassadors.

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.