Artist's conception of the multi-antenna Next generation VLA (ngVLA).
Artwork • September 14th, 2017
Next-generation U.S. Radio Telescope Development Begins
ngVLA Fly Through HL Tau with NRAO Telescopes
Science Video •
A fly through of the protoplanetary disk around HL Tau, first as seen by ALMA and the VLA, which do not have the necessary frequency coverage or angular resolution to probe into the terrestrial planet formation zone. The ngVLA will be able to peer into the center of this solar system on ~AU scales, uncovering terrestrial planets in formation as they orbit around their central stars.