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Cool, Nebulous Ring around Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

New ALMA observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
5-Jun-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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.
29-Apr-2019 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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.
10-Apr-2019 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NSF press conference on first result from Event Horizon Telescope project

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.
3-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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.
3-Apr-2019 8:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Astronomers Find 'Cannonball Pulsar' Speeding Through Space

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...
19-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Liberal Sprinkling of Salt Discovered Around a Young Star

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.
6-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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...
9-Jan-2019 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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