Radio Astronomy

Astronomers Map out the Radio Waves Coming From Large Satellite Constellations

You've heard that satellite constellations like Starlink are a problem for astronomers and their telescopes. Because the satellites are communicating…

9 months ago

Not All Type 1a Supernovae are Created Equally

New research shows that there are variations in how white dwarfs explode.

11 months ago

A 500-Meter-Long Asteroid Flew Past Earth, and Astronomers Were Watching

An asteroid the size of the Empire State Building flew past Earth in early February, coming within 1.8 million km…

1 year ago

The World's Largest Radio Telescope Just Scanned 33 Exoplanets for a Signal From Aliens

Using China's FAST telescope and a new technique, an international team of astronomers scanned 33 exoplanets for signs of extraterrestrial…

1 year ago

Astronomers are Working on a 3D map of Cosmic Dawn

The latest results from the HERA Collaboration suggest how the earliest galaxies in the Universe slowly dispelled the cosmic "Dark…

1 year ago

Astronomers Find 25 Fast Radio Bursts That Repeat on a Regular Basis

Researchers with the CHIME/FRB Collaboration have announced the discovery of 25 new repeating FRBs, almost doubling the number of known…

1 year ago

Arecibo Studied 191 Asteroids That Flew Past the Earth. All the Data are Available in a new Paper

Even from beyond the grave, Arecibo is still contributing to new discoveries. Back in October, researchers released a "treasure trove…

1 year ago

Just Four Robots Could Deploy a Huge Radio Telescope on the Far Side of the Moon

For decades, astronomers have advocated building radio telescopes on the far side of the Moon. This “radio-quiet” zone always faces…

1 year ago

A Black Hole Burps out Material, Years After Feasting on a Star

When observing a black hole that devoured a star three years earlier, an international team of astronomers noticed it "burping"…

2 years ago

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

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

2 years ago