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VLBA Helps Build New Picture of Star-Forming Regions

January 8, 2007

parallax diagram New, high-precision distance measurements by the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio telescope are providing a major advance for astronomers trying to understand how stars form. Full Story

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