Saturn’s frigid moon Titan has a curious atmosphere. In addition to a hazy mixture of nitrogen and hydrocarbons, like methane and ethane, Titan’s atmosphere also contains an array of more complex organic molecules, including vinyl cyanide, which...
28-Jul-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Deep inside the remains of an exploded star lies a twisted knot of newly minted molecules and dust. Using ALMA, astronomers mapped the location of these new molecules to create a high-resolution 3-D image of this “dust factory,” providing new...
10-Jul-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have awarded the 2017 Jansky Lectureship to South African astronomer Bernie Fanaroff for his exceptional contributions to radio astronomy and his unparalleled...
29-Jun-2017 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites
To make a star, the conditions inside interstellar gas clouds have to be "just right." When it comes to a cloud's magnetic fields, however, those conditions may range from powerful and orderly to weak and chaotic, according to new ALMA observations.
14-Jun-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
VLA discovers new details that are helping decipher the mystery of how giant radio-emitting structures are formed at the center of a cluster of galaxies.
13-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
A companion star crashing into a red giant star may explain the chilling power to the Boomerang Nebula, according to new ALMA observations.
5-Jun-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Astronomers using the VLA found that a bright new object near a distant galaxy’s core is either a very rare type of supernova explosion or, more likely, an outburst from a second supermassive black hole closely orbiting the galaxy’s primary,...
23-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Astronomers using ALMA have made the first complete millimeter-wavelength image of the ring of dusty debris surrounding the young star Fomalhaut.
18-May-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
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