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Giant Magnetic Ropes in a Galaxy’s Halo

November 27, 2019

This image of the “Whale Galaxy” (NGC 4631), made with the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very…
The Giant In Our Backyard

April 24, 2019

Synopsis: Recently, a collection of radio observatories combined to form the GMVA, a powerful tool that probed the…
Credit: Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF
VLA Makes First Direct Image of Key Feature of Powerful Radio Galaxies

April 3, 2019

Structure suggested by theorists decades ago Astronomers used the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array…
Liberal Sprinkling of Salt Discovered around a Young Star

February 8, 2019

New ALMA observations show there is ordinary table salt in a not-so-ordinary location: 1,500 light-years from Earth in…
VLA Discovers Powerful Jet Coming from “Wrong” Kind of Star

September 28, 2018

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have discovered a fast-moving jet…
Instead of Building Single Monster Scopes like James Webb, What About Swarms of Space Telescopes Working Together?

July 9, 2018

In the coming decade, a number of next-generation instruments will take to space and begin observing the Universe.…
Radio Observations Point to Likely Explanation for Neutron-Star Merger Phenomena

December 21, 2017

Three months of observations with the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have allowed…
Shocking Results of Galaxy-Cluster Collisions

November 9, 2017

A giant collision of several galaxy clusters, each containing hundreds of galaxies, has produced this spectacular panorama of…
Radio “Eyes” Unlocking Secrets of Neutron-Star Collision

October 19, 2017

When a pair of superdense neutron stars collided and potentially formed a black hole in a galaxy 130…
VLA Reveals Distant Galaxy’s Magnetic Field

August 29, 2017

With the help of a gigantic cosmic lens, astronomers have measured the magnetic field of a galaxy nearly…
Star’s Birth May Have Triggered Another Star Birth, Astronomers Say

June 21, 2017

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have found new evidence suggesting…
Exploring a Fast Radio Burst in Three Dimensions

January 6, 2017

Gemini Probes Distant Host of Enigmatic Radio Bursts Gemini Observatory provides critical rapid follow up observations of a…
VLA, ALMA Team Up to Give First Look at Birthplaces of Most Current Stars

December 28, 2016

Astronomers have gotten their first look at exactly where most of today’s stars were born. To do so,…
Embryonic Cluster Galaxy Immersed in Giant Cloud of Cold Gas

December 3, 2016

Astronomers studying a cluster of still-forming protogalaxies seen as they were more than 10 billion years ago have…
VLA Reveals New Information on Workings of Jupiter’s Atmosphere

June 8, 2016

Observations with the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array (VLA) have given scientists an unprecedented look into the…
Trigger for Milky Way’s Youngest Supernova Identified

March 31, 2016

Scientists have used data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the NSF’s Jansky Very Large Array to determine…
VLA Shows Earliest Stages of Planet Formation

March 20, 2016

New images of a young star made with the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) reveal what…
Twisted Magnetic Fields Give New Insights on Star Formation

December 22, 2015

Using new images that show unprecedented detail, scientists have found that material rotating around a very young protostar…
Update: VLA Yields New Insights on Solar Flares

December 9, 2015

Astronomers have made a significant step toward confirming a proposed explanation for how solar flares accelerate charged particles…
Astronomy in the Fast Lane: New System Watches for Things that Go Bump in the Night

March 16, 2015

Imagine taking the world’s most powerful radio telescope, used by scientists around the globe, and piping a nearly…
VLA finds unexpected ‘storm’ at galaxy’s core

February 12, 2015

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array (VLA) found surprisingly energetic activity in what they otherwise…
Newly discovered tidal dwarf galaxy is the closest to the Milky Way

April 8, 2014

Polish scientists reported that they have discovered a dwarf galaxy in the Leo Triplet, which may become one…
Watching for a Black Hole to Gobble up a gas Cloud

April 7, 2014

Right now a doomed gas cloud is edging ever closer to the supermassive black hole at the center…
Seeing Double: New System Makes the VLA “Two Telescopes in One”

December 11, 2013

The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) will get a new system allowing it to continuously monitor the sky…
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