LOFAR Sees Strange Radio Signals Hinting at Hidden Exoplanets

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

2 weeks 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…

8 months 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.

12 months 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…

1 year 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…

2 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…

2 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…

4 years ago

Extreme Telescopes: Unique Observatories Around the World

In 1888, astronomer Simon Newcomb uttered now infamous words, stating that “We are probably nearing the limit of all we…

9 years ago

LOFAR Captures Giant Galaxy

Our Universe is full of surprises. Sometimes those surprises come in packages so overwhelmingly huge that it's almost impossible for…

9 years ago

First Images from Europe-Wide Giant Radio Observatory

[/caption] An array of radio telescopes has connected for the first time to its various locations across Europe, creating the…

11 years ago