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Intense Starburst Spotted in Nearby Galaxy

Things are rocking right now in our own galactic neighborhood. Backyard telescope users already knew about the Cigar Galaxy, or M82, located in the Great Bear constellation, Ursa Major. Now it has two new cosmic secrets to explore. Two weeks ago a supernova—a giant exploding star—was discovered by British university students within the galaxy, which is…

New Film: Explore Radio Astronomy Facility with Jodie Foster

You may not have heard of the VLA Facility in New Mexico desert but you probably have seen it on the big screen. The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array , located about 50 miles west of the town of Soccoro, is one of the world’s most powerful radio astronomy observatories and has been a…