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VLA Sky Survey Reveals Newborn Jets in Distant Galaxies

Comparing data from VLA sky surveys made some two decades apart revealed that the black hole-powered "engines" at the cores of some distant galaxies have launched new, superfast jets of material during the interval between the surveys.
19-Nov-2020 10:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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IMAGE RELEASE: Galaxies in the Perseus Cluster

New VLA images show how the crowded environment of a cluster of galaxies affects the individual galaxies, helping astronomers better understand some of the complex details of such an environment.
12-Nov-2020 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Galaxies in the Infant Universe Were Surprisingly Mature

ALMA telescope conducts largest survey yet of distant galaxies in the early universe
27-Oct-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ALMA Shows Volcanic Impact on Io’s Atmosphere

New radio images from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) show for the first time the direct effect of volcanic activity on the atmosphere of Jupiter’s moon Io.
21-Oct-2020 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NRAO Contest Winners Illustrate Diverse Cosmic Phenomena

Winners in NRAO's VLA 40th Anniversary Image Contest are from around the world, and their works illustrate a fascinating variety of celestial objects. Entries combined observational data from the VLA with data from optical, infrared, and X-ray...
6-Oct-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

VLA Marks 40 Years at the Frontier of Science

The Very Large Array (VLA) turns 40 years old on October 10, and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory is hosting a day-long virtual celebration that day.
5-Oct-2020 8:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NRAO Joins Space Mission to the Far Side of the Moon to Explore the Early Universe

The NRAO has joined a new NASA space mission to the far side of the Moon to investigate when the first stars began to form in the early universe.
22-Sep-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

VLBA Makes First Direct Distance Measurement to Magnetar

Using the VLBA, astronomers have made the first direct geometric measurement of the distance to a magnetar. This precision measurement could help determine if such objects are responsible for generating the mysterious Fast Radio Bursts.
18-Sep-2020 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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