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ALMA realiza la primera detección de gas en un disco circumplanetario

La comunidad científica que utilizan el Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) -en el que el Observatorio Nacional de Radioastronomía (NRAO) de EE.UU. es socio- para estudiar la formación de planetas, ha realizado la primera...
8-Aug-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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ALMA Makes First-Ever Detection of Gas in a Circumplanetary Disk

Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)— in which the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is a partner— to study planet formation have made the first-ever detection of gas in a circumplanetary disk....
8-Aug-2022 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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French Astronomer Honored as 2022 Jansky Lecturer

The 2022 Jansky Lectureship, honoring outstanding contributions to radio astronomy, has been awarded to Professor Françoise Combes, Chair of Galaxies and Cosmology at the College of France and Astronomer at the Paris Observatory.
5-Aug-2022 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Out With a Bang: Explosive Neutron Star Merger Captured for the First Time in Millimeter Light

Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have for the first time recorded millimeter-wavelength light from a fiery explosion caused by the merger of a neutron star with another star.
1-Aug-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Revelación explosiva: observan por primera vez destello de fusión de estrella de neutrones en luz milimétrica

Gracias al Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) por primera vez un equipo de investigación detectó luz en longitudes de onda milimétricas proveniente de una fuerte explosión causada por la fusión de una estrella de neutrones con...
1-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NRAO to Launch New Amateur Radio Learning Program for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Students with Support from ARDC

Following a generous grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) will soon launch a two-year project to engage BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students in learning about the electromagnetic spectrum and...
26-Jul-2022 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ngVLA Engineering Paper Selected for Prestigious IEEE Award

A team of engineers testing the design efficiency of reflectors for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s upcoming next generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) has received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Harold A....
14-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Baseline #12: Planetary Radar— Shining Light On Our Nearest Neighbors

Radio astronomers usually learn about the universe by passively observing the sky. But sometimes radio astronomy can be a bit more active. Join our host Summer Ash of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory as she talks about how astronomers can...
12-Jul-2022 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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This article was originally published in Medium on March 9, 2021. Some changes have been made to the origin...
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