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Spiral Arms Embrace Young Star


Swirling around the young star Elias 2-27 is a stunning spiral-shape pinwheel of dust.
29-Sep-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ALMA Explores the Hubble Ultra Deep Field

An international team of astronomers using ALMA has explored the same distant corner of the universe first revealed in the iconic image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field.
21-Sep-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Galactic Fireworks Illuminate Monster Hydrogen Blob


An international team of researchers using ALMA and other telescopes has discovered the power source illuminating a so-called Lyman-alpha Blob – a rare, brightly glowing, and enormous concentration of gas in the distant universe.
21-Sep-2016 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Black Hole Hidden Within Its Own Exhaust


New data from ALMA reveal that the black hole at the center of a galaxy named NGC 1068 is actually the source of its own dusty torus of dust and gas, forged from material flung out of the black hole’s accretion disk.
15-Sep-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

HERA, the ‘Cosmic Dawn’ Telescope, Receives Major NSF Support


The National Science Foundation (NSF) has approved nearly $10 million in funding to expand the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) – a multinational experiment to study how primordial galaxies forever changed the very early universe. This...
14-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ALMA Finds Unexpected Trove of Gas Around Larger Stars


Astronomers using ALMA surveyed dozens of young stars – some Sun-like and others approximately double that size – and discovered that the larger variety have surprisingly rich reservoirs of carbon monoxide gas in their debris disks. In contrast,...
25-Aug-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stellar Outburst Brings Water Snowline Into View


A violent outburst by the young star V883 Orionis has given astronomers using ALMA their first view of a water "snowline" in a protoplanetary disk – the transition point around the star where the temperature and pressure are low enough for water...
12-Jul-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NRAO Media Tip Sheet, July 2016: Science, Engineering, and Technology Milestones


Citizen Scientists' Discovery Points to Unknown Galaxy Cluster; Astronomers 'Saddle Up' Next-Generation MUSTANG-2 Radio Camera; ALMA Uses 'Double Vision' to Study Galaxy's Gaseous Ingredients; GBT Radar Image of Moon in New Smithsonian Exhibit
1-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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