Radio Astronomy

Dead Planets Around White Dwarfs Could Emit Radio Waves We Can Detect, Sending Out Signals for Billions of Years

A new study by a pair of astronomers has shown that planets orbiting white dwarfs will still be emitting radio…

1 year ago

A Fast Radio Burst has Finally Been Traced Back to its Source: the Outskirts of a Galaxy 4 Billion Light-Years Away

An Australian-led research effort has managed to pinpoint the location of the first non-repeating Fast Radio Burst, which could have…

1 year ago

A Supercomputer has been Designed to run the World’s Largest Radio Telescope

The Science Data Processor consortium for the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) just completed the design work on the supercomputer that…

1 year ago

Astronomers are Using NASA’s Deep Space Network to Hunt for Magnetars

Right, magnetars. Perhaps one of the most ferocious beasts to inhabit the cosmos. Loud, unruly, and temperamental, they blast their…

1 year ago

Canadian Telescope Finds 13 More Fast Radio Bursts Including the Second One Ever Seen Repeating

Canadian scientists using the CHIME (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment) have detected 13 FRBs (Fast Radio Bursts), including the second-ever…

2 years ago

Superfast Jet of Material Blasted Out From Last Year’s Neutron Star Merger

According to a new study by an international team of astronomers, last year's kilonova event (where two neutron stars merged)…

2 years ago

New Canadian Radio Telescope is Detecting Fast Radio Bursts

The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), a revolutionary new radio telescope, recently made its first-ever detection of a possible…

2 years ago

Language in the Cosmos II: Hello There GJ273b

The ‘Language in the Cosmos’ symposium Three times in October, 2017 researchers turned a powerful radar telescope near Tromsø, Norway…

2 years ago

A Magnetar Just Woke Up After Three Years of Silence

A new study by a team of over 200 international scientists has revealed how a magnetar - a special class…

2 years ago

The Most Detailed Map Ever Made of the Milky Way in Radio Waves

A new radio wave map of the Milky Way Galaxy is our most detailed yet and will be the basis…

3 years ago