GBT Will Create New Sky Map

Image credit Dave Green.

Jack Singal, a physics professor at the University of Richmond, has received a $589,939 grant from the National Science Foundation to produce the first calibrated map of diffuse radio emission over nearly the entire sky.


WVU Astrophysicist, Dr. Maura Mclaughlin, presents on behalf of NANOGrav at National Science Foundation (NSF) Meeting

Story by Elizabeth Rhodes

WVU faculty, students and interns watch the live NANOGrav announcement.

Astronomers find multiple microsecond-length fast radio bursts in GBT data

Full-polarization, frequency-averaged profiles and polarization position angles (PPAs) for a selection of bursts. The top row shows the three brightest ultra-FRBs and the bottom row shows the three highest S/N millisecond-duration bursts. The profiles of the bursts (bottom panels) show the total intensity (Stokes I) in black, circular polarization (Stokes V) in blue and the Faraday-rotation-corrected unbiased linear polarization in red. Credit: arXiv (2023). DOI: 10.48550/arxiv.2307.02303

NANOGrav’s 15-year effort yields evidence for universal background of gravitational waves

The National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope, photo credit Jay Young.

In a series of papers to be published June 28th in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, NANOGrav reports an analysis pointing to the existence of low-frequency gravitational waves permeating our Universe.


Cosmic Collision: Space Nessie Spawns Newborn Star

Deep in the depths of our galactic ocean, astronomers have observed triggered star formation in the Nessie Nebula.

Nessie’s legendary shape, revealed in an image from the Spitzer Telescope. The expanding bubble is the yellow, ring-shaped object at the far right. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. Of Wisconsin.