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Organic Molecules in Titan's Atmosphere Are Intriguingly Skewed

ALMA reveals unexpectedly off-axis concentrations of organic molecules on Titan.

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ALMA Progress

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

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Milky Way Ransacks Nearby Dwarf Galaxies, Stripping All Traces of Star-Forming Gas

The Milky Way is stripping all traces of star-forming gas from nearby dwarf spheroidal galaxies.

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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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Radio Telescopes Unravel Mystery of Nova Gamma Rays

Highly-detailed radio-telescope images have pinpointed the locations where a stellar explosion called a nova emitted gamma rays, the most energetic form of electromagnetic waves. The discovery revealed a probable mechanism for the gamma-ray emissions, which mystified astronomers when first observed in 2012.

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You Are in Command as NRAO's Milky Way Explorer Tours the Solar System

Milky Way Explorer tours our Solar System.

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NRAO Media Tip Sheet September 2014: Science, engineering, and technology milestones

ALMA finds new organic molecule; VLA reveals details of still-forming planetary system; NRAO patent for new radio synthesizer.

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ALMA Extends Its Arms: Longest baseline ever achieved for ALMA

ALMA scientists successfully test an antenna 11 kilometers from its nearest neighbor -- the most extended configuration yet.

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Infant Solar System Shows Signs of Windy Weather

Astronomers using ALMA have observed what may be the first-ever signs of windy weather around a T Tauri star, an infant analog of our own Sun.

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Galaxy Mergers Defy Expectations to Produce Disk Galaxies

ALMA and other radio telescopes provide the first direct evidence that merging galaxies can produce disk galaxies.

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