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Stellar Fireworks Celebrate Birth of Giant Cluster

Astronomers created a stunning new image showing celestial fireworks in star cluster G286.21+0.17.
2-Jul-2020 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NRAO Science Continues Despite the Virus

Something done routinely for decades -- move VLA antennas -- suddenly became challenging because of COVID-19. With careful planning and teamwork, the NRAO staff got the job done to keep the scientific research going.
24-Jun-2020 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Five Jansky Fellows Look to the Future of Radio Astronomy

A central mission of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is to nurture and inspire the next generation of radio astronomers. One way NRAO does this is through the Jansky Fellowship Program. Jansky Fellows are allowed to pursue their...
22-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Supergiant Atmosphere of Antares Revealed by Radio Telescopes

An international team of astronomers has created the most detailed map yet of the atmosphere of the red supergiant star Antares. The unprecedented sensitivity and resolution of both the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the...
16-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Distance Measurements Bolster Challenge to Basic Model of Universe

A cosmic measurement technique independent of all others adds strong evidence pointing to a problem with the current theoretical model describing the composition and evolution of the Universe.
11-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Astronomers Find Elusive Target Hiding Behind Dust

In some pairs of young stars, astronomers found a "hot corino" of organic molecules around one, but not the other. Researchers studied such a pair with the VLA at radio wavelengths that readily pass through dust, and found the other one.
8-Jun-2020 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Astronomers Discover New Class of Cosmic Explosions

Analysis of two cosmic explosions indicates to astronomers that the pair, along with a puzzling blast from 2018, constitute a new type of event, with similarities to some supernovae and gamma-ray bursts, but also with significant differences.
26-May-2020 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ALMA Discovers Massive Rotating Disk in Early Universe

In our 13.8 billion-year-old universe, most galaxies like our Milky Way form gradually, reaching their large mass relatively late. But a new discovery made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) of a massive rotating disk...
18-May-2020 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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