National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Powerful supercomputer makes ALMA a telescope

(Phys.org)—One of the most powerful calculating machines known to the civilian world has been installed and tested in a remote, high-altitude site in the Andes Mountains of northern Chile, marking one of ...

Dec 21, 2012
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Final North American ALMA antenna delivered

(Phys.org)—After an odyssey of design and construction stretching across more than a decade, North America has delivered the last of the 25, 12-meter-diameter dish antennas that comprise its share of antennas ...

Nov 21, 2012
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Astrochemistry enters a bold new era with ALMA

(Phys.org)—Combining the cutting-edge capabilities of the ALMA telescope with newly-developed laboratory techniques, scientists are opening a completely new era for deciphering the chemistry of the Universe. ...

Sep 20, 2012
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Neighbor galaxies may have brushed closely: research

(Phys.org) -- Two of our Milky Way's neighbor galaxies may have had a close encounter billions of years ago, recent studies with the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) indicate. The new ...

Jun 11, 2012
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ALMA reveals workings of nearby planetary system

A new observatory still under construction has given astronomers a major breakthrough in understanding a nearby planetary system that can provide valuable clues about how such systems form and evolve. The ...

Apr 12, 2012
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Pulsars: The Universe's gift to physics

Pulsars, superdense neutron stars, are perhaps the most extraordinary physics laboratories in the Universe. Research on these extreme and exotic objects already has produced two Nobel Prizes. Pulsar researchers now are poised ...

Feb 19, 2012
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