Radio Astronomy

One Exciting way to Find Planets: Detect the Signals From Their Magnetospheres

Some exoplanets could be discovered by tuning into their radio transmissions.

2 months ago

Snooping on Alien Messages Passing Through the Solar System

Researchers at Penn State University have studied a new technique that could use a star’s ability to focus and magnify…

3 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…

7 months ago

Astronomers Detect the Closest Fast Radio Burst Ever Seen

An international team of astronomers has detected the closest repeating Fast Radio Burst to date, which is providing new insights…

7 months ago

Imaging the Galaxy’s Centre in Unprecedented Detail Reveals More Mysterious Filaments

The inner 600 light years of our galaxy is a maelstrom of cosmic radiation, turbulent swirling gas clouds, intense star…

7 months ago

A Supercomputer Gives Better Focus to Blurry Radio Images

With better computers comes more battery imagery.  Or at least that’s true most of the time.  Supercomputers are extraordinarily good…

8 months ago

Astronomers Discover a Mysterious Star That Flashes Every 20 Minutes. But What is it?

An ultra-long period object might be a magnetar, but it could also be a type of object we've never seen.

8 months ago

Fast Radio Bursts can now be Tracked in Real-Time

Researchers from the University of McGill have developed a new system that will share CHIME data in real-time with observatories…

9 months ago

Twin Stars Prove Einstein at Least 99.99% Right

A 16-year study by an international team of astronomers has confirmed Einstein's Theory of General Relativity and witnessed some predicted…

10 months ago

M87’s Supermassive Black Hole is Spewing out a Spiraling jet of Material

Patterns in nature often occur in more than one place.  Spirals, symmetry, and chaos all impact natural phenomena, from the…

10 months ago