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The Strange Orbits of ‘Tatooine’ Planetary Disks

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found striking orbital geometries in protoplanetary disks around binary stars. While disks orbiting the most compact binary star systems share very nearly the same plane,...
19-Mar-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Radio Observatories Closing in New Mexico, Virginia, West Virginia

Radio observatories closing facilities in response to COVID-19 outbreak and school closings in three states.
13-Mar-2020 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Newborn Stars Prepare for the Birth of Planets

An international team of astronomers used two of the most powerful radio telescopes in the world to create more than three hundred images of planet-forming disks around very young stars in the Orion Clouds. These images reveal new details about the...
20-Feb-2020 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Turbulent Life of Two Supermassive Black Holes Caught in a Galaxy Crash

An international team of astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to create the most detailed image yet of the gas surrounding two supermassive black holes in a merging galaxy.
5-Jan-2020 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Astronomers Find Wandering Massive Black Holes in Dwarf Galaxies

Studies with the VLA indicate that roughly half of the massive black holes in dwarf galaxies are not in the centers of those galaxies. This gives astronomers new insights into the conditions in which similar black holes formed and grew in the early...
4-Jan-2020 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Image Release: Distant Milky Way-like Galaxies Reveal Star Formation History of the Universe

Thousands of galaxies are visible in this radio image of an area in the Southern Sky, made with the MeerKAT telescope. The numerous faint dots are distant galaxies like our own Milky Way, that have never been observed in radio light before.
17-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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ALMA Spots Most Distant Dusty Galaxy Hidden in Plain Sight

Astronomers using ALMA have spotted the light of a massive galaxy seen just 970 million years after the Big Bang!
11-Dec-2019 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Black Hole Eats Star

Join Melissa Hoffman of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory for a tour of one of the most disruptive events in Universe.
28-Nov-2019 11:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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