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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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ALMA Progress

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

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ALMA Achieves New Observing Capabilities: High Frequency Vision Shows Uranus in New Light

ALMA reached a major milestone by extending its vision fully into the realm of the submillimeter.

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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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Newly Identified Galactic Supercluster Is Home to the Milky Way

Astronomers using the GBT find Milky Way is part of ginormous supercluster of galaxies called Laniakea.

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SETI, Astrobiology Pioneer Awarded Jansky Lectureship

The 2014 Karl G Jansky Lectureship was awarded to Dr Jill C Tarter of the SETI Institute.

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Orion Rocks! Pebble-size Particles May Kick Start Planet Formation

Star-forming filaments in Orion are brimming with dust grains of unusual size.

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Merging Galaxies in Distant Universe

ALMA and VLA team up with other observatories for best view ever of merging galaxies in the distant Universe.

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Radio Telescopes Settle Controversy Over Distance to Pleiades

Astronomers have used a worldwide network of radio telescopes to resolve a controversy over the distance to a famous star cluster -- a controversy that posed a potential challenge to scientists' basic understanding of how stars form and evolve.

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First of ALMA’s Fleet of Front End Handling Vehicles Delivered, Compliments of NRAO

NRAO has delivered the first of ALMA's four new Front End Handling Vehicles (FEHV).

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