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IMAGE RELEASE: New Look at a Bright Stellar Nursery

New, high-resolution VLA images of a giant molecular cloud where new stars are being born show changes since a set of observations made more than two decades ago. Tracking changes in this region over time can reveal new details about the process of...
4-May-2021 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ALMA Shows Massive Young Stars Forming in "Chaotic Mess"

Astronomers used ALMA to study three young, high-mass stars and found a "chaotic mess." They conclude that their observations support a proposed "disordered infall" model for massive young stars.
27-Apr-2021 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Record-breaking stellar flare from nearby star recorded in multiple wavelengths for the first time

Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observed a record-breaking stellar flare from Proxima Centauri. The study also marks the first time that a powerful stellar flare, other than those from the Sun, has been...
21-Apr-2021 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Multi-wavelength Observations Reveal Impact of Black Hole on M87 Galaxy

A multiwavelength campaign of observations gave astronomers a "big picture" view of the region near the galaxy M87's supermassive black hole and also the distant regions it affects.
14-Apr-2021 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Images Reveal Magnetic Structures Near Supermassive Black Hole

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has produced a new image showing details of the magnetic fields in the region closest to the supermassive black hole at the core of the galaxy M87, providing clues about how its powerful jets are produced.
24-Mar-2021 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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IMAGE RELEASE: Cosmic Lens Reveals Faint Radio Galaxy

Astronomers using the VLA took advantage of the gravitational lensing provided by a distant cluster of galaxies to detect an even more-distant galaxy that probably is the faintest radio-emitting object ever found.
16-Mar-2021 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Most Distant Cosmic Jet Providing Clues About Early Universe

Astronomers using the VLA and VLBA have found the most distant cosmic jet yet discovered, material propelled at nearly the speed of light by a supermassive black hole in the core of a galaxy some 13 billion light-years from Earth.
5-Mar-2021 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

VLA Helps Astronomers Make New Discoveries About Star-Shredding Events

New studies using the VLA and other telescopes have added to our knowledge of what happens when a black hole shreds a star, but also have raised new questions that astronomers must tackle.
22-Feb-2021 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


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