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Gigantic Explosion Buried in Dust: Alma Probes Environment Around Gamma Ray Bursts

Researchers using ALMA report the first-ever detection of molecular gas -- the fuel for star formation -- in two galaxies that were previously rocked by gamma ray bursts (GRBs), the brightest explosions in the Universe.
11-Jun-2014 1:00 PM EDT

ALMA Upgrade to Supercharge Event Horizon Telescope, Astronomy’s ‘Killer App’

Scientists recently upgraded the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) by installing an ultraprecise atomic clock at ALMA’s Array Operations Site, home to the observatory’s supercomputing correlator. This upgrade will eventually...
4-Jun-2014 3:10 PM EDT

Failed Dwarf Galaxy Survives Galactic Collision Thanks to Full Dark-Matter Jacket

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A high-velocity hydrogen cloud hurtling toward the Milky Way appears to be encased in a shell of dark matter, according to a new analysis of data from the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT).
23-May-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Image Release: New Radar Images Uncover Remarkable Features Below the Surface of the Moon

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New images of Earth’s Moon reveal more than can be seen with the naked eye, thanks to the combined efforts of the two largest radio telescopes of their kind -- the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia...
14-May-2014 4:10 PM EDT

NRAO May Tip Sheet

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GBT Makes Arecibo Connection to Image Asteroid: The GBT and Arecibo combine to make radar images of a rapidly fleeing asteroid; Global Telescope Array Links Successfully with GBT: The GBT successfully linked with a network of millimeter-wavelength...
8-May-2014 2:10 PM EDT

NRAO, WVU Expand Broadband Data Network to Bolster Astronomy Research

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Two of West Virginia’s premier research institutions, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Green Bank and West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, have inaugurated a new super high-speed broadband data network to bolster...
9-Apr-2014 1:55 PM EDT

NRAO March Tip Sheet

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Astronomers Make Best Measurement Yet of Distance to Galactic Center; VEGAS Is a Good Bet to Study the Cosmos; Protoplanetary Disks ‘Bulge’ in Complex and Asymmetrical Ways.
26-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EDT

‘Death Stars’ in Orion Blast Planets Before They Even Form

A team of astronomers from Canada and the United States used ALMA to study the often deadly relationship between highly luminous O-type stars and nearby protostars in the Orion Nebula. Their data reveal that protostars within 0.1 light-years (about...
10-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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