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The Dawn of a New Era for Supernova 1987A

30 years ago a star exploded... revisiting Supernova 1987A.

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Black-Hole-Powered Jets Forge Fuel for Star Formation

Powerful radio jets enable cold gas to form in heart of the Phoenix Cluster.

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Astronomers Find Seven Dwarf-Galaxy Groups, the Building Blocks of Massive Galaxies

Seven dwarf galaxy groups poised to merge into larger galaxies. 

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Orion Explorer Lauches

Tour the iconic constellation of Orion with NRAO's latest edition to its Milky Way Explorer.

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Applications Accepted for 2017 Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program

Applications for ACEAP 2017 due Feb. 19.

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Image Release: ALMA Reveals Sun in New Light

ALMA turns its amazing vision to our Sun.

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Precise Location, Distance Provide Breakthrough in Study of Fast Radio Bursts

For the first time, astronomers have pinpointed the location in the sky of a Fast Radio Burst, allowing them to determine the distance and home galaxy of one of these mysterious pulses of radio waves.

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Milky-Way-Like Galaxies Seen in their Awkward Adolescent Years

ALMA sees progenitors of Milky-Way-Like Galaxies

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