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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


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


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


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


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

Radar Images Provide Details on Halloween Asteroid


The highest-resolution radar images of asteroid 2015 TB145's safe flyby of Earth have been processed and yield new information about its surface features.
3-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

NRAO's Iconic 140-Foot Radio Telescope Celebrates 50 Years of Discovery


Today the Governor of West Virginia Earl Ray Tomblin recognized the 50th Anniversary of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s 140-foot radio telescope. The governor’s proclamation was read at the NRAO in Green Bank as part of the 50th...
13-Oct-2015 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NRAO Media Tip Sheet: September 2015: Science, Engineering, and Technology Milestones


1. Astronomers See Surprising Chemistry in Molecular Rings around Young Star: ALMA discovers spectacular pair of molecular rings around Sun-like star. 2. Innovative Sinuous Antenna Earns Patent for NRAO Engineers
23-Sep-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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