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Planet-Forming Lifeline Discovered in a Binary Star System

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Newly Identified Galactic Supercluster Is Home to the Milky Way

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Astronomers using the GBT -- among other telescopes -- have determined that our own Milky Way galaxy is part of a newly identified ginormous supercluster of galaxies, which they have dubbed “Laniakea,” which means “immense heaven” in...
3-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Orion Rocks! Pebble-Size Particles May Jump-Start Planet Formation

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Astronomers using the Green Bank Telescope have discovered that filaments of star-forming gas near the Orion Nebula may be brimming with pebble-size particles -- planetary building blocks 100 to 1,000 times larger than the dust grains typically...
27-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Best View Yet of Merging Galaxies in Distant Universe

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An international team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) -- among other telescopes -- has obtained the best view yet of a collision between two galaxies when the...
25-Aug-2014 3:05 PM EDT

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