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Extreme Turbulence Roiling 'Most Luminous Galaxy' in the Universe

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The most luminous galaxy in the Universe – a so-called obscured quasar 12.4 billion light-years away – is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with ALMA.
14-Jan-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Giant Planets Carving Paths around Four Young Stars, ALMA Observations Suggest

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Astronomers using ALMA have found the clearest evidence yet that giant planets have recently formed around four young stars.
15-Dec-2015 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Radar Images Provide Details on Halloween Asteroid

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The highest-resolution radar images of asteroid 2015 TB145's safe flyby of Earth have been processed and yield new information about its surface features.
3-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

NRAO's Iconic 140-Foot Radio Telescope Celebrates 50 Years of Discovery

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Today the Governor of West Virginia Earl Ray Tomblin recognized the 50th Anniversary of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s 140-foot radio telescope. The governor’s proclamation was read at the NRAO in Green Bank as part of the 50th...
13-Oct-2015 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NRAO Media Tip Sheet: September 2015: Science, Engineering, and Technology Milestones

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1. Astronomers See Surprising Chemistry in Molecular Rings around Young Star: ALMA discovers spectacular pair of molecular rings around Sun-like star. 2. Innovative Sinuous Antenna Earns Patent for NRAO Engineers
23-Sep-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Astronomers Discover How Lowly Dwarf Galaxy Becomes Star-Forming Powerhouse

Astronomers using ALMA have discovered an unexpected population of compact interstellar clouds hidden within the nearby dwarf irregular galaxy WLM.
8-Sep-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Green Bank Telescope Joins ‘Breakthrough Listen’ to Vastly Accelerate Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe

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The National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) will join in the most powerful, comprehensive, and intensive scientific search ever for signs of intelligent life in the Universe.
20-Jul-2015 7:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Image Release: Astronomy Summer School Radar Observations Shine New Light on Near-Earth Asteroid

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A team of scientists participating in a radio astronomy summer school had the unexpected opportunity to observe a recently discovered near-Earth asteroid as it zipped past our planet on July 7.
14-Jul-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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