LOFAR

Planets Orbiting Pulsars Should Have Strange and Beautiful Auroras. And We Could Detect Them

We have been treated to some amazing aurora displays over recent months. The enigmatic lights are caused by charged particles…

2 months ago

SETI Works Best When Telescopes Double-Check Each Other

A new paper recommends that future SETI experiments rely on simultaneous observations to eliminate background interference.

4 months ago

Comprehensive Sky Survey Finds Over a Million New Objects

In perfect viewing conditions, with good eyesight and clear, dark skies, the average person can see between 2,500 and 5,000…

2 years ago

LOFAR Sees Strange Radio Signals Hinting at Hidden Exoplanets

LOFAR sees ‘exoplanet aurorae’ near distant red dwarf suns.

2 years ago

A map of 25,000 Supermassive Black Holes Across the Universe

The Low Frequency Array has mapped a portion of the sky at the lowest radio frequencies ever, revealing more than…

3 years ago

Brown dwarf discovered with a radio telescope for the first time

A brown dwarf has been detected by a radio telescope, which opens a new way to discover them.

3 years ago

Complete and Total Mayhem in a Distant Galaxy Collision

A cluster of galaxies is nothing trivial. The shocks, the turbulence, the energy, as all of that matter and energy…

4 years 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…

4 years 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…

4 years ago

Second Fastest Pulsar Spins 42,000 Times a Minute

Thanks to a team of researchers from the Netherlands, who used the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), the second fastest-spinning pulsar…

6 years ago