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Image Release: Mysterious Phenomena in a Gigantic Galaxy-Cluster Collision

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Researchers using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have produced the most detailed image yet of a fascinating region where clusters of hundreds of galaxies are colliding, creating a rich variety of mysterious phenomena visible only to radio...
10-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Pockets of Calm Protect Molecules Around a Supermassive Black Hole

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Researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered regions where certain organic molecules somehow endure the intense radiation near the supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy NGC 1068, also known to...
26-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

Why Do Starburst Galaxies 'Burst'? ALMA Sees Super Stellar Nurseries at Heart of Sculptor Galaxy

An international team of astronomers used ALMA to dissect a cluster of star-forming clouds at the heart of NGC 253, one of the nearest starburst galaxies to the Milky Way.
13-Feb-2015 9:05 AM EST

Why Do Starburst Galaxies 'Burst'? ALMA Sees Super Stellar Nurseries at Heart of Sculptor Galaxy

An international team of astronomers used ALMA to dissect a cluster of star-forming clouds at the heart of NGC 253, one of the nearest starburst galaxies to the Milky Way.
13-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST

Image Release: High-Def Radar Images of Near-Earth Asteroid

A team of astronomers using the NSF's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia and NASA's Deep Space Network radar transmitter at Goldstone, California, has made the most detailed radar images yet of asteroid 2004 BL86.
30-Jan-2015 1:45 PM EST

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

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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

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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

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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

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