Latest LOFAR Stories
Astronomers have discovered a previously unknown gigantic radio galaxy using the powerful International LOFAR Telescope (ILT).
Pulsars are one of the most baffling classes of astronomical objects. Originally discovered as flickering sources of radio waves, pulsars were soon interpreted as rapidly rotating and strongly magnetized neutron stars about the size of a small city.
Using an international version of LOFAR, called (ILT), a team of astronomers at ASTRON observed some very interesting black hole behavior: Namely, they’ve observed a black hole blowing a giant bubble of plasma.
The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) recently expressed deep regret at the decision of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to end support for two major astronomical telescopes.
IBM announced that it has won a $42 million contract to work with the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy to research a new line of super-fast computers that will be needed for the Square Kilometer Array to perform the most exhaustive search of the origins of the universe seen to date.
Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory are part of an international team that has pooled their radio observations into a database, producing the highest precision map to date of the magnetic field within our own Milky Way galaxy.
A powerful new telescope is allowing an international team led by University of Manchester scientists to have their â€œbest-ever lookâ€ at pulsars â€“ rapidly rotating neutron stars created when massive stars die.
An innovative new radio telescope array under construction in central New Mexico will eventually harness the power of more than 13,000 antennas and provide a fresh eye to the sky.
Britain has officially opened the first station in a new global radio astronomy antenna network.
Radio Telescope -- In contrast to an ordinary telescope, which produces visible light images, a radio telescope "sees" radio waves emitted by radio sources located anywhere in the Universe, typically by means of a large parabolic ("dish") antenna, or arrays of them. The best-known (and largest) radio telescope is in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. A well-known radio telescope being an array of antennae is the Very Large Array (VLA) in Socorro, New Mexico. The largest (100-meter diameter) and most...