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Comets Forge Molecules in Their Dusty Atmospheres

Scientists using ALMA probed the atmospheres of comets ISON and Lemmon providing important insights into how and where comets forge new chemicals, including intriguing organic compounds.

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2014 Jansky Lecturer

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jill Tarter has been selected to present the 49th annual Jansky Lecture.

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ALMA Pinpoints Pluto to Help Guide NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft

ALMA took a detailed looks at the dwarf planet Pluto and its moon Charon to help guide NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

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14th Synthesis Imaging Workshop

The 14th Synthesis Imaging Workshop was held 13-20 May 2014 in Socorro, NM.

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Young Binary Star System May Form Planets with Weird and Wild Orbits

While surveying a series of binary stars with ALMA, astronomers uncovered a pair of misaligned planet-forming disks around the young binary star HK Tau.

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

VLBA measures expansion in the current Universe; VLA measures starting temperature for star formation; RATs celebrate 25th anniversary at Green Bank.

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Remarkable White Dwarf Star Possibly Coldest, Dimmest Ever Detected

A team of astronomers using the GBT and VLBA has identified possibly the coldest, faintest white dwarf star ever detected.

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Final ALMA Antenna Arrives on the Chajnantor Plateau

The 66th and final ALMA antenna has completed its long journey and arrived on the Chajnantor Plateau in Northern Chile.

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Gigantic Explosion Buried in Dust: ALMA Probes Environment around Gamma Ray Bursts

Researchers using ALMA report the first-ever detection of molecular gas -- the fuel for star formation -- in two galaxies that were previously rocked by gamma ray bursts.

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IMAGE RELEASE: A Violent, Complex Scene of Colliding Galaxy Clusters

Astronomers using the Very Large Array and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory have produced a spectacular image revealing new details of violent collisions involving at least four clusters of galaxies.

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