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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

You Are in Command as NRAO’s ‘Milky Way Explorer’ Tours the Solar System


The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) released a new Solar System installment of its popular Milky Way Explorer,
26-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

NRAO Media Tip Sheet September 2014: Science, Engineering, and Technology Milestones


Topics include: 1. ALMA Finds that Organic Molecules are Branching Out; 2. VLA Reveals Details of Still-Forming Planetary System; 3. New NRAO Patent for Radio Synthesizer
25-Sep-2014 2:05 PM EDT

ALMA Achieves New Observing Capabilities


The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has reached a major milestone by extending its vision fully into the realm of the submillimeter, the wavelengths of cosmic light that hold intriguing information about the cold, dark, and...
10-Sep-2014 12:05 PM EDT

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