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ALMA Detects First Traces of Carbon ‘Smog’ Permeating Interstellar Atmospheres of Early Galaxies

ALMA detected ionized carbon in bevy of early galaxies.

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Magnetic-Field Discovery Gives Clues to Galaxy Formation Processes

Astronomers making a detailed, multi-telescope study of a nearby galaxy have discovered a magnetic field coiled around the galaxy's main spiral arm.

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ALMA Progress

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

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ALMA Weighs Supermassive Black Hole at Center of Distant Spiral Galaxy

ALMA weighs black hole at the center of NGC 1097.

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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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VLA Reveals Bashful Black Hole in Neighboring Galaxy

Thanks to the extraordinary sensitivity of the Karl G Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), astronomers have detected what they believe is the long-sought radio emission coming from a supermassive black hole at the center of one of our closest neighboring galaxies.

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Astronomers 'Unscramble' Einstein Ring to Reveal Star Formation in the Distant Universe

ALMA's Long Baseline Campaign reveals hidden views of lensed galaxy SDP.81.

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ALMA Reveals Cradles of Dense Massive Molecular Cores

Researchers using ALMA studied cradles of dense cores where massive stars may form.

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NRAO and Mini-Circuits Forge New Partnership

NRAO and Mini-Circuits entered into a licensing agreement to use NRAO-developed technology.

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ALMA Cycle 3 Call for Proposals Attracts Record Number of Applications

ALMA Cycle 3 proposal submissions a rousing success.

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