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Educators, learners, fans of all things radio astro awesome! We've made an iOS app! https://public.nrao.edu/news/announcements/nrao-launches-mobile-app-radiosky
NRAO launches its first mobile app, RadioSky, for free download in the Apple iTunes Store. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is bringing a whol...
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ALMA sees baby stars cradled in two giant arms. https://public.nrao.edu/news/announcements/alma-spiral-arms-2015
May 19, 2015 ALMA Reveals Cradles of Dense Cores: the Birthplace of Massive Stars A Taiwanese research team used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submilli...
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What does it take for an exploding star to become a Gamma-ray burst? https://public.nrao.edu/news/pressreleases/supernova-missing-link
For Immediate Release: 27 April 2015 Strange Supernova is "Missing Link" in Gamma-Ray Burst Connection Astronomers using the National Science Foundati...
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A cosmic storm in a galactic teacup! The latest from our Very Large Array: https://public.nrao.edu/news/pressreleases/vla-finds-galaxy-storm
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8 January 2015 Improved Saturn Positions Help Spacecraft Navigation, Planet Studies, Fundamental Physics Scientists have used the National Science Fou...
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When exo-Plutos collide, ALMA finds a trail of debris around its young sun. https://public.nrao.edu/news/pressreleases/swarm-pluto-alma Artist's depiction: A. Angelich, NRAO/AUI/NSF
December 11, 2014 Swarms of Pluto-Size Objects Kick-Up Dust around Adolescent Sun-Like Star Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimet...
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A wonderful story about our unique relationship with Green Bank, West Virginia : http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/383477/the-west-virginia-town-that-banned-cell-phones/
Life in Green Bank, West Virginia, is far from ordinary. The small town sits inside a "national radio quiet zone" that houses one of the largest radio telescopes in the world. To ensure that astronomers work without interference, residents cannot use any product that transmits wireless signals within a ten-mile radius of the telescope. In other words: no microwave ovens, no cell phones, and no Wi-Fi.  "Just about anything that uses electricity co...
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17 March 2016 VLA Shows Earliest Stages of Planet Formation New images of a young star made with the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) reveal what...
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ALMA + EVLA. A one, two punch for the science!
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Cosmic "Dinosaur Egg" about to hatch: a super star cluster! New, from ALMA: https://public.nrao.edu/news/pressreleases/proto-super-star-cluster
For release: May 7, 2015; 11 a.m. EDT ALMA Discovers Proto Super Star Cluster -- a Cosmic 'Dinosaur Egg' About to Hatch Globular clusters – dazzling a...
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Whoah! Uber powerful magnetic field found around a supermassive black hole! https://public.nrao.edu/news/pressreleases/alma-magnetic-field
Embargoed for Release: 16 April 2015; 2 p.m. EDT ALMA Reveals Intense Magnetic Field Close to Supermassive Black Hole The Atacama Large Millimeter/sub...
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ALMA sees how even a modest black hole makes enough mess to confuse star formation. https://public.nrao.edu/news/pressreleases/perfect-storm-alma
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 'Perfect Storm' Quenching Star Formation around a Supermassive Black Hole High-energy jets powered by supermassive black hole...
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Apply now for our new Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program! https://public.nrao.edu/look-deeper/aceap/about-aceap
Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program The Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP) is a collaboration between AUI, the Nation...
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The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.
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We run the world's premier radio telescopes, including: the world's largest, fully-steerable single dish telescope, the Green Bank Telescope (GBT); the most versatile radio telescope array, the Very Large Array (VLA); the most powerful submillimeter array, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA); and the largest dedicated interferometer in the world, the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA).