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  • VIDEO: Multi-wavelength Observations Reveal Impact of Black Hole on M87 Galaxy April 15, 2021
    In 2019, a worldwide collaboration of scientists used a global collection of radio telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) to make the first-ever image of a black hole — the supermassive black hole at the core of the galaxy M87, some 55 million light-years from Earth.
  • ACEAP Alumna Selected as Astronaut for SpaceX April 6, 2021
    Sian Procter, a participant in the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP) in 2016, has been selected as an astronaut by SpaceX. The Inspiration4 mission, scheduled to launch sometime after 15 September 2021, will orbit Earth for three days and conduct a variety of experiments.
  • New Images Reveal Magnetic Structures Near Supermassive Black Hole March 24, 2021
    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) -- the worldwide collaboration that produced the first image of a black hole in 2019 -- 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. The new work is providing astronomers with […]
  • After Long Shutdown, Giant Radio Telescope Array Set to Resume Observations March 15, 2021
    The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a set of 66 radio astronomy dishes perched high in the Chilean Andes, was hit hard by the pandemic. It shut down on 22 March 2020 and has remained silent ever since—far longer than most scientific facilities. But ALMA managers announced today that observations will resume this month, after a […]
  • VLA Helps Astronomers Make New Discoveries About Star-Shredding Events February 22, 2021
    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.
  • Radio Telescope is So Powerful it Can See the Surface of Other Worlds February 10, 2021
    Get ready for close-up surface images of distant planets in our solar system.
  • Next Generation VLA Endorsed by Canadian Panel February 3, 2021
    The Canadian Astronomy Long Range Plan 2020-2030, a report on priorities and recommendations for Canadian astronomy over the next decade, has recommended that Canada support the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s (NRAO) proposed Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA), saying the new facility will enable transformational science across many areas of astrophysics.
  • The ITL Expects to Create 35 Businesses Between the Third and Tenth Year of Operation February 2, 2021
    The former Minister of Energy, Ricardo Raineri, who also has a long career as a professor and university researcher and international consultant, was appointed by the American consortium Associated Universities Inc. (AUI) as Director of Development and responsible for executing the installation stage from the Institute of Clean Technologies (ITL).
  • This Insane Picture of The Moon Was Actually Taken From Earth February 1, 2021
    A test of a powerful new space imaging instrument has given us a gloriously detailed new perspective of the Apollo 15 Moon landing site.
  • Successful Test Paves Way for New Planetary Radar January 28, 2021
    The National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Observatory (GBO) and National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), and Raytheon Intelligence & Space conducted a test in November to prove that a new radio telescope system can capture high-resolution images in near-Earth space.