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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.
thumb NGC1266IllustrationTurbulence from a black hole in a nearby lenticular galaxy is squelching star formation.

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 10:18
Published in 2014

Strange Galaxy Perplexes Astronomers

thumb SpiralJetWith the help of citizen scientists, a team of astronomers has found an important new example of a very rare type of galaxy that may yield valuable insight on how galaxies developed in the early Universe.

Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:04
Published in 2014

VLA Visitor Center Film Earns Prestigious Media Award

thumb AwardLogosThe VLA visitor center film, Beyond the Visible: The Story of the Very Large Array, received a prestigious Interpretive Media Award from the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).
thumb AzTECIllustrationALMA finds evidence for galactic merger in a protocluster more than 12.5 billion light-years away.
thumb HLTauBest image ever of planet formation revealed by ALMA.
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 14:00
Published in 2014

Planet-forming Lifeline Discovered in a Binary Star System

thumb eso1434aALMA has detected a streamer of material flowing from a massive outer disk toward the inner reaches of a binary star system.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:30
Published in 2014

Organic Molecules in Titan's Atmosphere Are Intriguingly Skewed

thumb TitanHCNALMA reveals unexpectedly off-axis concentrations of organic molecules on Titan.
thumb MWThe Milky Way is stripping all traces of star-forming gas from nearby dwarf spheroidal galaxies.
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 13:00
Published in 2014

Radio Telescopes Unravel Mystery of Nova Gamma Rays

thumb NovaBHighly-detailed radio-telescope images have pinpointed the locations where a stellar explosion called a nova emitted gamma rays, the most energetic form of electromagnetic waves. The discovery revealed a probable mechanism for the gamma-ray emissions, which mystified astronomers when first observed in 2012.
Monday, 22 September 2014 15:00
Published in 2014

Infant Solar System Shows Signs of Windy Weather

thumb TTauriAstronomers using ALMA have observed what may be the first-ever signs of windy weather around a T Tauri star, an infant analog of our own Sun.
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 21:00
Published in 2014

Galaxy Mergers Defy Expectations to Produce Disk Galaxies

thumb MergerArrowsALMA and other radio telescopes provide the first direct evidence that merging galaxies can produce disk galaxies.