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VLA Visitor Center Film Earns Prestigious Media Award

The VLA visitor center film, Beyond the Visible: The Story of the Very Large Array, received a prestigious Interpretive Media Award from the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).

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ALMA Progress

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

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ALMA Finds Best Evidence Yet for Galactic Merger in Distant Protocluster

ALMA finds evidence for galactic merger in a protocluster more than 12.5 billion light-years away.

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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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Birth of Planets Revealed in Astonishing Detail in ALMA's 'Best Image Ever'

Best image ever of planet formation revealed by ALMA.

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Planet-forming Lifeline Discovered in a Binary Star System

ALMA has detected a streamer of material flowing from a massive outer disk toward the inner reaches of a binary star system.

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Organic Molecules in Titan's Atmosphere Are Intriguingly Skewed

ALMA reveals unexpectedly off-axis concentrations of organic molecules on Titan.

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Milky Way Ransacks Nearby Dwarf Galaxies, Stripping All Traces of Star-Forming Gas

The Milky Way is stripping all traces of star-forming gas from nearby dwarf spheroidal galaxies.

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Radio Telescopes Unravel Mystery of Nova Gamma Rays

Highly-detailed radio-telescope images have pinpointed the locations where a stellar explosion called a nova emitted gamma rays, the most energetic form of electromagnetic waves. The discovery revealed a probable mechanism for the gamma-ray emissions, which mystified astronomers when first observed in 2012.

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You Are in Command as NRAO's Milky Way Explorer Tours the Solar System

Milky Way Explorer tours our Solar System.

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