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Article ID: 712043

Black Hole's Tug on Space Pulls Fast-Moving Jets in Rapid Wobble

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

A spinning black hole pulls in material from a companion star, and its gravitational effect causes ejected jets of material to wobble like a child's spinning top.

Released:
29-Apr-2019 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711058

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National Radio Astronomy Observatory

The first direct visual evidence of a black hole will help scientists understand how the universe behaves under conditions of extreme gravity, forces so strong that they warp the fabric of space and time.

Released:
10-Apr-2019 9:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710675

NSF press conference on first result from Event Horizon Telescope project

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold a press conference on April 10 to announce a groundbreaking result.

Released:
3-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 710635

VLA Makes First Direct Image of Key Feature of Powerful Radio Galaxies

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

A dusty, doughnut-shaped feature, long thought an essential part of the "engines" of active galaxies, is found in one of the most powerful galaxies in the Universe.

Released:
3-Apr-2019 8:50 AM EDT

Article ID: 709886

Astronomers Find 'Cannonball Pulsar' Speeding Through Space

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have found a pulsar speeding away from its presumed birthplace at nearly 700 miles per second, with its trail pointing directly back at the center of a shell of debris from the supernova explosion that created it. The discovery is providing important insights into how pulsars — superdense neutron stars left over after a massive star explodes — can get a “kick” of speed from the explosion.

Released:
19-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    7-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707680

Liberal Sprinkling of Salt Discovered Around a Young Star

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

New ALMA observations show there is ordinary table salt in a not-so-ordinary location: 1,500 light-years from Earth in the disk surrounding a massive young star.

Released:
6-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
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    9-Jan-2019 5:15 PM EST

Article ID: 706184

What 100,000 Star Factories in 74 Galaxies Tell Us about Star Formation across the Universe

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

The ALMA telescope is conducting an unprecedented survey of nearby disk galaxies to study their stellar nurseries. With it, astronomers are beginning to unravel the complex and as-yet poorly understood relationship between star-forming clouds and their host galaxies.

Released:
9-Jan-2019 3:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 705724

Image Release: ALMA Gives Passing Comet Its Close-up

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

As comet 46P/Wirtanen neared Earth on December 2, astronomers using the ALMA took a remarkably close look the innermost regions of the comet’s coma, the gaseous envelope around its nucleus.

Released:
20-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 705461

Fragmenting Disk Gives Birth to Binary Star ‘Odd Couple’

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

ALMA discovered two young stars forming from the same swirling protoplanetary disk; one has more in common with planets than the other.

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14-Dec-2018 8:00 AM EST
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    12-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705294

The Epoch of Planet Formation, Times Twenty

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

ALMA has yielded stunning, high-resolution images of 20 nearby protoplanetary disks and given astronomers new insights into the variety of features they contain and the speed with which planets can emerge.

Released:
11-Dec-2018 9:00 PM EST

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