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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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Featured Video: Rotating Galaxy Disks in the Early Universe

Host Melissa Hoffman of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory talks about how ALMA discovered a young galaxy and what it tells us about our own Milky Way.”
10-Feb-2021 9:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Next Generation VLA Endorsed by Canadian Panel

The Canadian Astronomy Long Range Plan 2020-2030 has recommended that Canada support the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's proposed Next Generation Very Large Array.
3-Feb-2021 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Successful Test Paves Way for New Planetary Radar

Collaboration between the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the Green Bank Observatory, and Raytheon Intelligence & Space turns the Green Bank Telescope and the Very Long Baseline Array into a radar system for studying the Solar System.
28-Jan-2021 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Quasar Discovery Sets New Distance Record

Astronomers have discovered the most distant quasar yet found. The quasar is seen as it was only 670 million years after the Big Bang, and is providing valuable clues about how huge black holes and their host galaxies formed in the early Universe.
11-Jan-2021 8:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Explore the fascinating world of radio astronomy with us! Discover the tools scientists use to observe radi...
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The NRAO and GBO Welcome our 2020 Summer Students!

Every year, we partner with Green Bank Observatory to welcome more than 30 students from around the country...
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NRAO NINE Hub at Texas Tech University

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