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Pockets of Calm Protect Molecules around a Supermassive Black Hole

ALMA finds pockets of complex organic molecules around supermassive black hole.

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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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Why Do Starburst Galaxies Burst? ALMA Sees Super Stellar Nurseries at Heart of Sculptor Galaxy

ALMA dissects NGC 253 to better understand starburst.

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ALMA Progress

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

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NRAO and STARGATE Collaboration to Spur Innovation: MOU Launches New Initiative

NRAO and CARA at UT Brownsville signed an MOU to collaborate on new technology initiatives.

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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 Finds Unexpected "Storm" at Galaxy's Core

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA) found surprisingly energetic activity in what they otherwise considered a "boring" galaxy, and their discovery provides important insight on how supermassive black holes can have a catastrophic effect on the galaxies in which they reside.

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Astronomers Catch Multiple-Star System in First Stages of Formation

For the first time, astronomers have caught a multiple-star system in the beginning stages of its formation, and their direct observations of this process give strong support to one of several suggested pathways to producing such systems.

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Image Release: High-Def Radar Images of Near-Earth Asteroid

GBT helps with landmark observation of near-Earth asteroid.

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ALMA Goes Broadband with New High-Speed Data Connection

ALMA gets new broadband connection.

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ALMA Residencia Construction to Start

Contract awarded to build new residence for staff and visitors at ALMA.

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