National Radio Astronomy Observatory

January 12, 2017

The Milky Way's Most Distant Stars May Be Stolen Goods

Our galaxy may have pickpocketed stars — and a healthy scoop of dark matter — from an unsuspecting nearby dwarf galaxy. Some of the most distant […]
January 12, 2017

The Milky Way’s Most Distant Stars May Be Stolen Goods

Our galaxy may have pickpocketed stars — and a healthy scoop of dark matter — from an unsuspecting nearby dwarf galaxy. Some of the most distant […]
November 2, 2013

Astronomers discover Milky Way’s secret fuel source

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) says the Milky Way galaxy is addicted to gas. In fact, astronomers at the CSIRO believe that our galaxy may […]
May 9, 2013

Hydrogen clouds lurking among Milky Way’s neighbors could be fuel line for new stars

Astronomers from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory have spotted a cluster of hydrogen clouds bridging the space between two nearby galaxies, Andromeda and Triangulum. They detected these objects […]
March 14, 2013

ALMA, Earth's Largest Telescope, Is Officially Open For Business

The next 30 years of observations will revolutionize astronomy. NEAR SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA, CHILE — A massive new telescope that will unveil the faintest, most […]
January 9, 2013

Black Hole Releases Massive Belch

While innocently surveying the Cosmos, astronomers serendipitously stumbled across a particularly uncouth galaxy. NGC 660 unleashed an epic belch, an event that we could see 44 million […]