National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Pebble-sized particles behind planet formation?

Pebble-sized particles behind planet formation?

Astronomers have discovered that filaments of star-forming gas near the Orion Nebula may be brimming with pebble-sized particles.

Aug 29, 2014, 16:28 PM IST

ALMA telescope sizes up Pluto`s orbit

Scientists using a high-powered telescope in Chile have been able to measure Pluto`s orbit precisely, to help with navigation as a US probe nears the planet in 2015.

Aug 06, 2014, 09:41 AM IST

New radar images show unseen side of moon

Combined efforts of the two largest radio telescopes of their kind - the National Radio Astronomy Observatory`s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia and the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico have produced images of Earth`s Moon that reveal more than can be seen with the naked eye.

May 15, 2014, 16:04 PM IST

Dwarf galaxies could help reveal supermassive black holes` origin

Astronomers have discovered more than 100 small, dwarf galaxies with characteristics indicating that they harbor massive black holes feeding on surrounding gas; this could help resolve the question as to how black holes originated and grew in the early universe.

Jan 09, 2014, 11:31 AM IST

Fresh supernova dust may help explain early galaxy formation

Researchers using Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have found a recent supernova that is brimming with freshly formed dust.

Jan 07, 2014, 10:25 AM IST

How binary stars are formed

Scientists, using the upgraded Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), have discovered previously-unseen binary companions to a pair of very young protostars, which has now provided strong support for one of the competing explanations for how double-star systems form.

Jan 01, 2014, 10:39 AM IST