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Top Ten Radio Hits of 2014: NRAO Astronomers Select Most Interesting News Stories of the Year


Looking back at the science news released by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in 2014, the staff scientists at NRAO selected what they believe are the top 10 stories based on both scientific impact and public interest.
31-Dec-2014 10:10 AM EST

'Perfect Storm' Quenching Star Formation around a Supermassive Black Hole


Astronomers using ALMA have discovered that modest black holes can shut down star formation by producing turbulence.
17-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Swarms of Pluto-Size Objects Kick-Up Dust around Adolescent Sun-Like Star


Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) may have detected the dusty hallmarks of an entire family of Pluto-size objects swarming around an adolescent version of our own Sun.
11-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

VLA Visitor Center Film Earns Prestigious Media Award


The VLA visitor center film, "Beyond the Visible: The Story of the Very Large Array," received an Interpretive Media Award from the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).
20-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

ALMA Finds Best Evidence Yet for Galactic Merger in Distant Protocluster


Nestled among a triplet of young galaxies more than 12.5 billion light-years away is a cosmic powerhouse: a galaxy that is producing stars nearly 1,000 times faster than our own Milky Way. This energetic starburst galaxy, known as AzTEC-3, together...
10-Nov-2014 3:40 PM EST

Birth of Planets Revealed in Astonishing Detail in ALMA’s ‘Best Image Ever’

Astronomers have captured the best image ever of planet formation around an infant star as part of the testing and verification process for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array’s (ALMA) new high-resolution capabilities.
5-Nov-2014 7:00 AM EST

Planet-Forming Lifeline Discovered in a Binary Star System


Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have detected a streamer of dust and gas flowing from a massive outer disk toward the inner reaches of a binary star system. This never-before-seen feature may be responsible...
28-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Organic Molecules in Titan's Atmosphere Are Intriguingly Skewed


While studying the atmosphere on Saturn’s moon Titan, scientists discovered intriguing zones of organic molecules unexpectedly shifted away from its north and south poles. These misaligned features seem to defy conventional thinking about...
22-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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