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Pulsar with Widest Orbit Ever Detected

Students using the GBT discover pulsar with amazingly wide orbit around neutron star.

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New AUI website has launched!

Associated Universities, Inc. has recently launched a brand new website. Click "Read more" to view it now!

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2015 Class for ¬ĎAstronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program¬í

NRAO and its ACEAP partners select 2015 education ambassadors.

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ALMA Progress

Observations requiring C34-7 will be made after the next austral summer.

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Strange Supernova is 'Missing Link' in Gamma-Ray Burst Connection

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA) have found a long-sought 'missing link' between supernova explosions that generate gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) and those that don't. The scientists found that a stellar explosion seen in 2012 has many characteristics expected of one that generates a powerful burst of gamma rays, yet no such burst occurred.

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VLITE First Fringes

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and NRAO have successfully teamed to obtain first fringes on the Very Large Array (VLA) Low Frequency and Ionosphere Transient Experiment (VLITE).

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ALMA Reveals Intense Magnetic Field Close to Supermassive Black Hole

ALMA reveals powerful magnetic field near black hole.

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2015 Jansky Lectureship Awarded to Caltech Professor

Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI), and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have awarded the 2015 Karl G. Jansky Lectureship to Dr. Nick Z. Scoville of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

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Complex Organic Molecules Discovered in Infant Star System

Using ALMA, astronomers for the first time have discovered complex organic molecules in a protoplanetary disk.

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ALMA Sees Einstein Ring in Stunning Image of Lensed Galaxy

Astronomers have observed a cosmic ring with the help of ALMA.

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Asteroid Juno Seen Traveling Through Space in New ALMA Images and Animation

ALMA images asteroid Juno on its journey through solar system.

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