Most Recent Press Releases

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 07:10
Published in 2016

The Frigid Flying Saucer

thumb FlyingSaucerALMA finds unexpectedly cold grains in planet-forming disk
thumb SmithCloudSizeHigh velocity 'Smith Cloud' contains chemical fingerprint of the Milky Way.
thumb BLLacIllUsing an orbiting radio-astronomy satellite combined with 15 ground-based radio telescopes, astronomers have made the highest-resolution, or most-detailed, astronomical image yet.
thumb RPerleyNRAO astronomer awarded AAS Biesbroeck Prize.

thumb BrightGalaxyV5BDistant obscured quasar so chaotic that host galaxy is ripping itself apart.
thumb TobinSF AASA detailed study of young stars and their surroundings has produced dramatic new evidence about how multiple-star systems form and how the dusty disks that are the raw material for planets grow around young stars.
Monday, 21 December 2015 12:05
Published in 2015

Twisted Magnetic Fields Give New Insights on Star Formation

thumb MagFieldProtostarUsing new images that show unprecedented detail, scientists have found that material rotating around a very young protostar probably has dragged in and twisted magnetic fields from the larger area surrounding the star.
Thursday, 17 December 2015 16:40
Published in 2015

Asteroid Looks Even Better Second Time Around

thumb NYFARadar imagery of asteroid 1998 WT24 obtained by NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar and the GBT.

thumb artistALMA observations find compelling evidence of planets in formation.
thumb ACEAPApplications to become 2016 ACEAP ambassador are being accepted now.

Thursday, 03 December 2015 14:00
Published in 2015

VLA Yields New Insights on Solar Flares

thumb TerminationShockAstronomers have made a significant step toward confirming a proposed explanation for how solar flares accelerate charged particles to speeds nearly that of light.
thumb FRBClues to origin of Fast Radio Burst mined from GBT data.
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.