The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has selected a contractor to design and build a prototype antenna for the Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA). a proposed array of 263 dish antennas spread across North America.
Astronomers used ALMA to study three young, high-mass stars and found a “chaotic mess.” They conclude that their observations support a proposed “disordered infall” model for massive young stars.
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has produced a new image showing details of the magnetic fields in the region closest to the supermassive black hole at the core of the galaxy M87, providing clues about how its powerful jets are produced.
New studies using the VLA and other telescopes have added to our knowledge of what happens when a black hole shreds a star, but also have raised new questions that astronomers must tackle.
The Canadian Astronomy Long Range Plan 2020-2030 has recommended that Canada support the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s proposed Next Generation Very Large Array.