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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

Astronomers Discover How Lowly Dwarf Galaxy Becomes Star-Forming Powerhouse

Astronomers using ALMA have discovered an unexpected population of compact interstellar clouds hidden within the nearby dwarf irregular galaxy WLM.
8-Sep-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Green Bank Telescope Joins ‘Breakthrough Listen’ to Vastly Accelerate Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe


The National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) will join in the most powerful, comprehensive, and intensive scientific search ever for signs of intelligent life in the Universe.
20-Jul-2015 7:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Image Release: Astronomy Summer School Radar Observations Shine New Light on Near-Earth Asteroid


A team of scientists participating in a radio astronomy summer school had the unexpected opportunity to observe a recently discovered near-Earth asteroid as it zipped past our planet on July 7.
14-Jul-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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