Latest National Radio Astronomy Observatory Stories

strange galaxy
2014-12-04 03:00:12

With the help of citizen scientists, a team of astronomers has found an important new example of a very rare type of galaxy that may yield valuable insight on how galaxies developed in the early Universe.

ALMA maser installation team
2014-06-05 03:45:44

Scientists recently upgraded the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) by installing an ultraprecise atomic clock at ALMA’s Array Operations Site, home to the observatory’s supercomputing correlator.

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.

5 ways shutdown is bad for science
2013-10-07 11:44:33

As the government shutdown now enters its second week, redOrbit.com takes a look at 5 ways it's affecting the world of science.

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...

2013-08-08 09:09:21

South Africa's SKA Project (SKA SA) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in the US have agreed to continue their collaboration across a broad front to advance cutting-edge radio astronomy projects in both countries over the next five years.

Revolutionary Telescope Will Enable Unprecedented Views Of The Cosmos
2013-03-13 14:29:02

Today, in a remote part of the Chilean Andes, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), was inaugurated at an official ceremony.

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.

Latest National Radio Astronomy Observatory Reference Libraries

2004-10-19 04:45:43

Very Large Array -- The Very Large Array, one of the world's premier astronomical radio observatories, consists of 27 radio antennas in a Y-shaped configuration on the Plains of San Agustin fifty miles west of Socorro, New Mexico. Each antenna is 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter. The data from the antennas is combined electronically to give the resolution of an antenna 36km (22 miles) across, with the sensitivity of a dish 130 meters (422 feet) in diameter. The VLA is an...

2004-10-19 04:45:40

National Radio Astronomy Observatory -- The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is a research facility of the U.S. National Science Foundation. They provide state-of-the-art radio telescope facilities for use by the scientific community. They conceive, design, build, operate and maintain radio telescopes used by scientists from around the world. Scientists use their facilities to study virtually all types of astronomical objects known, from planets and comets in our own Solar...

2004-10-19 04:45:40

Kitt Peak Observatory -- astronomical observatory located southwest of Tucson, Ariz.; it was founded in 1958 under contract with the National Science Foundation and is administered by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. Its principal instrument is the Mayall 158-in. (4-m) reflector. The observatory's equipment also includes 84-in. (2.1 m), 50-in. (1.3-m), 36-in. (0.9-m), and 16-in. (0.4-m) reflecting telescopes as well as a planned 3.5-m telescope. Used for wide...

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