Radio Astronomy

An Update on the Damage to the Arecibo Observatory

The Arecibo Observatory suffered some serious damage last month, but an assessment and investigation is underway and repairs will follow!

5 days ago

A Broken Cable Smashed Part of the Arecibo Observatory

The iconic Arecibo Observatory recently suffered some damage when a support cable broke and created a large gash in the…

1 month ago

Searching for the End of the Universe’s “Dark Age”

According to the most widely accepted cosmological theories, the first stars in the Universe formed a few hundred million years…

3 months ago

How the World’s Biggest Radio Telescope Could be Used to Search for Aliens

In the coming years, China's FAST radio telescope could join in the hunt for extraterrestrials thanks to a partnership with…

5 months ago

Detecting Exoplanets Through Their Exoauroras

A team of scientists from the Netherlands have proposed an exciting new approach for finding exoplanets: look for signs of…

7 months ago

How Interferometry Works, and Why it’s so Powerful for Astronomy

When astronomers talk about an optical telescope, they often mention the size of its mirror. That's because the larger your…

7 months ago

A Rare Fast Radio Burst has been Found that Actually Repeats Every 16 Days

A team of scientists in Canada have found a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) that repeats every 16 days. This is…

7 months ago

Astronomers See Space Twist Around A White Dwarf 12,000 Light Years Away

The theory of general relativity is packed with strange predictions about how space and time are affected by massive bodies.…

8 months ago

China’s 500-Meter FAST Radio Telescope is Now Operational

The world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope is officially open for business according to Xinhua, China's official state-run media.…

8 months ago

This is the Milky Way’s Magnetic Field

The Milky Way galaxy has its own magnetic field. It's extremely weak compared to Earth's; thousands of times weaker, in…

9 months ago