Latest Green Bank Telescope Stories

wide orbit pulsar
2015-05-04 10:52:41

A newly discovered pulsar has the widest orbit ever discovered around a neutron star and is part of a rare double neutron star system, and could help astronomers gain new insight as to how such systems form and evolve, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) has announced.

Venus NRAO
2015-03-11 08:48:34

The clouds obscuring the surface of Venus can be easily penetrated by spacecraft radar, but now scientists from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have used powerful ground-based radar technology located here on Earth to create surface maps of the planet.

2015-02-12 16:07:30

Catching the formation of a single star is a tough thing to do, and yet a large team of international astronomers has announced the discovery of four stars all forming in the same system.

Orion Molecular Cloud Complex
2014-08-28 07:00:10

Current theories suggest that rocky planets like Earth start their lives as microscopic bits of dust tinier than a grain of sand. However, astronomers have recently discovered that filaments of star-forming gas near the Orion Nebula might be full of pebble-sized particles.

Starburst Galaxy M82 - An Up Close And Personal Look
2013-12-10 04:23:24

Astronomers have managed to get an up close and personal look at the nearby starburst galaxy M82, detecting concentrations of dense molecular gas surrounding regions of intense star formation and streams of material exiting the galaxy’s disk.

Agreement For Research Collaboration With NRAO Green Bank Telescope Signed By AUI And West Virginia University
2013-08-26 14:18:54

National Radio Astronomy Observatory Associated Universities, Inc., (AUI) the organization that manages the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), has signed an agreement with West Virginia University (WVU) to provide dedicated observing time on the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT). Under the agreement, West Virginia University will provide $1 million in financial support for the facility over the next two years. In return, WVU astronomers will get a proportional amount...

Icy Cosmic Start For Amino Acids And DNA Ingredients Suggested By New Discoveries
2013-02-28 14:48:50

Using new technology at the telescope and in laboratories, researchers have discovered an important pair of prebiotic molecules in interstellar space.

Milky Way Star Formation Survey Yields Surprising Results
2013-01-10 09:33:34

A new survey of the Milky Way has uncovered hundreds of previously-unknown regions of massive star formation, including some of the most distant located to date in the galaxy, researchers revealed on Wednesday.

2012-08-17 08:00:51

Associated Universities Inc. (AUI) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have made a preliminary examination of the report released today from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Astronomy Portfolio Review Committee (PRC).

2012-06-13 07:58:00

According to recent studies with the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope, a couple celestial neighbor galaxies may have had a close encounter with each other billions of years ago.

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