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Massive Star Formation Mystery Solved
2014-01-28 04:04:20

Enormous young stars, which have over 10 times the mass of the Sun, shine brilliantly in ultraviolet wavelengths, energizing the gas around them, and it has long been a mystery why this superheated gas doesn't explode outwards.

Discovery Helps Explain Binary Systems
2013-12-31 14:59:55

Astronomers using the Very Large Array (VLA) have made a discovery that helps explain how double-star systems form.

Cosmic Deception: One Galaxy Is Actually Two
2013-11-15 03:59:13

The edge-on spiral galaxy UGC 10288 appeared to be a single object in previous observations. However, new detailed radio data revealed that the large perpendicular extension of UGC 10288's halo is really a distant background galaxy with radio jets.

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.

Pinpointing Radio Wave Origins In The Distant Universe
2013-05-01 05:04:41

For the first time, astronomers have identified discrete sources that account for nearly all of the radio waves coming from distant galaxies.

Young Universe Was A Massive Factory For Star Formation
2013-04-17 13:36:09

Astronomers say they have discovered a star factory in a galaxy so distant that they see it when the Universe was only six percent of its current age of about 13.7 billion years old.

Scientists Use Radio Telescopes And GPS To Monitor Nuclear Tests
2013-02-20 19:02:30

The world was on edge earlier this month when North Korea detonated an underground nuclear explosion meant to showcase to the world community the abilities of this beleaguered nation.

Asteroid Spin May Reveal Clues About Its Future Orbital Path
2013-02-12 11:46:49

On February 15, astronomers will have an exciting opportunity with a record-setting close approach of an asteroid. The research team, using the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and NASA telescopes, will gain a key clue that will help predict the future of this nearby cosmic neighbor.

Final US Antenna Dishes For ALMA Delivered
2012-11-21 05:07:52

It has taken more than a decade of design and construction, but North America has finally delivered the last of 25 antenna dishes, marking an important milestone in the construction of an observatory astronomers are using to open up a "final frontier" of the spectrum of visible light to exploration.

Messier 22 Has Two Black Holes
2012-10-03 12:49:09

A surprising black hole discovery made while using the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) is causing scientists to change what they know of globular star clusters.

Latest Very Large Array 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 04:45:43

Radio Telescope -- In contrast to an ordinary telescope, which produces visible light images, a radio telescope "sees" radio waves emitted by radio sources located anywhere in the Universe, typically by means of a large parabolic ("dish") antenna, or arrays of them. The best-known (and largest) radio telescope is in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. A well-known radio telescope being an array of antennae is the Very Large Array (VLA) in Socorro, New Mexico. The largest (100-meter diameter) and most...

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