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NRAO, WVU Expand Broadband Data Network to Bolster Astronomy Research

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Two of West Virginia’s premier research institutions, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Green Bank and West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, have inaugurated a new super high-speed broadband data network to bolster...
4/9/2014 1:55 PM EDT

NRAO March Tip Sheet

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Astronomers Make Best Measurement Yet of Distance to Galactic Center; VEGAS Is a Good Bet to Study the Cosmos; Protoplanetary Disks ‘Bulge’ in Complex and Asymmetrical Ways.
3/26/2014 10:00 AM EDT

‘Death Stars’ in Orion Blast Planets Before They Even Form

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A team of astronomers from Canada and the United States used ALMA to study the often deadly relationship between highly luminous O-type stars and nearby protostars in the Orion Nebula. Their data reveal that protostars within 0.1 light-years (about...
3/10/2014 10:00 AM EDT

ALMA Sees Icy Wreckage in Nearby Solar System

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Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have discovered the splattered remains of comets colliding together around a nearby star; the researchers believe they are witnessing the total destruction of one of...
3/6/2014 2:00 PM EST

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

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Topics in this issue: 1. Discovery of Extended Radio Emission from Merging Galaxy Clusters: 2. Radio Astronomy Innovation Promises Big Boost to Data Transmission: 3. From Dust and Gas to Disks and Planets (2014 AAAS Meeting Symposium): 4. Galaxy...
2/6/2014 2:00 PM EST

River or Hydrogen Flowing through Space Seen with Green Bank Telescope

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Using the National Science Foundation’s Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), astronomer D.J. Pisano from West Virginia University has discovered what could be a never-before-seen river of hydrogen flowing through space. This very faint, very...
1/27/2014 3:00 PM EST

Supernova's Super Dust Factory Imaged with ALMA

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Striking new observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope capture, for the first time, the remains of a recent supernova brimming with freshly formed dust. If enough of this dust makes the perilous transition...
1/3/2014 1:00 PM EST

Hidden Details Revealed in Nearby Starburst Galaxy

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Using the new, high-frequency capabilities of the National Science Foundation’s Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), astronomers have captured never-before-seen details of the nearby starburst galaxy M82. These new data highlight streamers...
12/9/2013 2:00 PM EST

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