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LOFAR takes the pulse of the radio sky

(PhysOrg.com) -- A powerful new telescope is allowing an international team led by University of Manchester scientists to have their “best-ever look” at pulsars – rapidly rotating neutron stars ...

Apr 14, 2011
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Group sets plans for largest radio telescope ever

(PhysOrg.com) -- Proving that a lot of little things can go a long way, a group of astronomers have revealed plans to build and install a radio telescope array out of thousands of small inexpensive dishes, ...

Apr 01, 2011 report
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Super-sharp radio 'eye' remeasuring the universe

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using the super-sharp radio "vision" of astronomy's most precise telescope, scientists have extended a directly-measured "yardstick" three times farther into the cosmos than ever before, an ...

Feb 19, 2011
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LOFAR: Giant radio telescope goes multi-national

In the quest to discover more about our Universe and the birth of stars and galaxies, a new UK telescope connected for the first time to others across Europe has delivered its first 'radio pictures'. The images ...

Feb 03, 2011
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CSIRO 'hot rods' old telescope

CSIRO has helped transform the University of Sydney's radio telescope into a world-class instrument, and along the way has learned lessons for its own ASKAP (Australian SKA Pathfinder) telescope.

Oct 13, 2010
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The outbursts of Fornax

(PhysOrg.com) -- The galaxy Fornax A, at a distance of about 74 million light-years, is one of the nearest and brightest galaxies with giant radio lobes. These huge radio lobes -- they span a million light-years ...

Oct 01, 2010
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