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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


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


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


Image Release: ALMA Gives Passing Comet Its Close-up

As comet 46P/Wirtanen neared Earth on December 2, astronomers using the ALMA took a remarkably close look the innermost regions of the comet’s coma, the gaseous envelope around its nucleus.
20-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Fragmenting Disk Gives Birth to Binary Star ‘Odd Couple’

ALMA discovered two young stars forming from the same swirling protoplanetary disk; one has more in common with planets than the other.
14-Dec-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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