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The Frigid Flying Saucer

ALMA finds unexpectedly cold grains in planet-forming disk

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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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IMAGE RELEASE: Space-Earth System Produces Highest-Resolution Astronomical Image

Using an orbiting radio-astronomy satellite combined with 15 ground-based radio telescopes, astronomers have made the highest-resolution, or most-detailed, astronomical image yet.

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ALMA Progress

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

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Fingerprint of Milky Way Found Far from Home in Galactic Neighbor

High velocity 'Smith Cloud' contains chemical fingerprint of the Milky Way.

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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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Extreme Turbulence Roiling 'Most Luminous Galaxy' in the Universe

Distant obscured quasar so chaotic that host galaxy is ripping itself apart.

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NRAO Astronomer Recognized for Extraordinary Service to Science

NRAO astronomer awarded AAS Biesbroeck Prize.

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VLA Reveals Dramatic New Evidence About Star and Planet Formation

A detailed study of young stars and their surroundings has produced dramatic new evidence about how multiple-star systems form and how the dusty disks that are the raw material for planets grow around young stars.

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Twisted Magnetic Fields Give New Insights on Star Formation

Using new images that show unprecedented detail, scientists have found that material rotating around a very young protostar probably has dragged in and twisted magnetic fields from the larger area surrounding the star.

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ALMA Trilateral Agreement Signing Ceremony

The ALMA partners signed an agreement for operation of ALMA for next 20 years.

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