National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Stellar outburst brings water snowline into view

A violent outburst by the young star V883 Orionis has given astronomers their first view of a water "snowline" in a protoplanetary disk - the transition point around the star where the temperature and pressure are low enough ...

dateJul 13, 2016 in Astronomy
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Earth-Space telescope system produces hot surprise

Astronomers using an orbiting radio telescope in conjunction with four ground-based radio telescopes have achieved the highest resolution, or ability to discern fine detail, of any astronomical observation ever made. Their ...

dateMar 29, 2016 in Astronomy
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VLA shows earliest stages of planet formation

New images of a young star made with the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) reveal what scientists think may be the very earliest stages in the formation of planets. The scientists used the VLA to see unprecedented detail ...

dateMar 17, 2016 in Astronomy
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