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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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ALMA Progress

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

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

ALMA finds new organic molecule; VLA reveals details of still-forming planetary system; NRAO patent for new radio synthesizer.

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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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ALMA Extends Its Arms: Longest baseline ever achieved for ALMA

ALMA scientists successfully test an antenna 11 kilometers from its nearest neighbor -- the most extended configuration yet.

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Infant Solar System Shows Signs of Windy Weather

Astronomers using ALMA have observed what may be the first-ever signs of windy weather around a T Tauri star, an infant analog of our own Sun.

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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 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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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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