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Radio 'Eyes' Unlocking Secrets of Neutron-Star Collision

When a pair of superdense neutron stars collided and potentially formed a black hole in a galaxy 130 million light-years from Earth, they unleashed not only a train of gravitational waves but also an ongoing torrent of radio waves that are answering...
16-Oct-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Astronomers Discover Traces of Methyl Chloride Around Infant Stars and Nearby Comet

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Astronomers using ALMA have detected the faint molecular fingerprint of methyl chloride around an infant star system. Traces of this organic compound were also discovered in the thin atmosphere of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G) by the...
29-Sep-2017 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Star-formation ‘Fuel Tanks’ Found around Distant Galaxies

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Astronomers using ALMA studied six distant starburst galaxies and discovered that five of them are surrounded by turbulent reservoirs of hydrogen gas, the fuel for future star formation.
30-Aug-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ALMA Confirms Complex Chemistry in Titan's Atmosphere

Saturn’s frigid moon Titan has a curious atmosphere. In addition to a hazy mixture of nitrogen and hydrocarbons, like methane and ethane, Titan’s atmosphere also contains an array of more complex organic molecules, including vinyl cyanide, which...
28-Jul-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Heart of an Exploded Star Observed in 3-D

Deep inside the remains of an exploded star lies a twisted knot of newly minted molecules and dust. Using ALMA, astronomers mapped the location of these new molecules to create a high-resolution 3-D image of this “dust factory,” providing new...
10-Jul-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

2017 Jansky Lectureship Awarded to South African Astronomer Bernie Fanaroff

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Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have awarded the 2017 Jansky Lectureship to South African astronomer Bernie Fanaroff for his exceptional contributions to radio astronomy and his unparalleled...
29-Jun-2017 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chaotically Magnetized Cloud Is No Place to Build a Star, or Is It?

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To make a star, the conditions inside interstellar gas clouds have to be "just right." When it comes to a cloud's magnetic fields, however, those conditions may range from powerful and orderly to weak and chaotic, according to new ALMA observations.
14-Jun-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

VLA Gives New Insight Into Galaxy Cluster’s Spectacular 'Mini-Halo'

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VLA discovers new details that are helping decipher the mystery of how giant radio-emitting structures are formed at the center of a cluster of galaxies.
13-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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