Thursday, October 19, 2006

Canadian Astronomers Score in Imaging Contest

Canadian astronomer Jayanne English of the University of Manitoba has won the Second NRAO astronomy image contest. Jayanne's striking image of an enormous bubble blown into the dusty gas disk of our own Milky Way galaxy used data from the Very Large Array and the Greenbank Telescope

Canadians did very well in the contest taking three out of five honourable mentions. The image contest is part of a broader NRAO effort to make radio astronomical data and images easily accessible and widely available to scientists, students, teachers, the general public, news media and science-education professionals.

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