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

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Cometary Belt around Distant Multi-planet System Hints at Hidden or Wandering Planets; VLBA Study Doubles Sample of Youngest Radio Galaxies; Innovation from NRAO Engineer Yields New Patent; NRAO Engineers Receive IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society...
17-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

2016 Astronomy Outreach Ambassadors to Visit World-Class Observatories in Chile

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A group of nine outreach and education professionals from across the United States and Puerto Rico was selected to be the 2016 class for the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP), an immersive astronomy outreach and awareness...
9-May-2016 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ALMA Measures Mass of Black Hole with Extreme Precision

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Astronomers using ALMA have delved remarkably deep into the heart of a nearby elliptical galaxy to study the motion of a disk of cold interstellar gas encircling the supermassive black hole at its center, provide one of the most accurate mass...
5-May-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dwarf Dark Galaxy Hidden in ALMA Gravitational Lens Image

Subtle distortions hidden in ALMA’s stunning image of the gravitational lens SDP.81 are telltale signs that a dwarf dark galaxy is lurking in the halo of a much larger galaxy nearly 4 billion light-years away.
14-Apr-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Planet Formation in Earth-Like Orbit Around a Young Star: ALMA's Best Image Yet of a Protoplanetary Disk

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New images from ALMA reveal never-before-seen details in the planet-forming disk around a nearby Sun-like star, including a tantalizing gap at the same distance from the star as the Earth is from the Sun.
31-Mar-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NRAO Media Tip Sheet, February 2016

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1. GBT and VLBA Join Forces to Study Jet from a Black Hole; 2. Swirling Masers Measure Cosmic Distances and Expansion of the Universe; 3. NRAO Astronomer Elected Fellow of American Physical Society
25-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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