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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 ...

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Astronomy
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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.

dateOct 13, 2010 in Astronomy
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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 ...

dateOct 01, 2010 in Astronomy
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Probing Question: What is a Near Earth?

In the 1997 movie "Contact" (based on the novel by Carl Sagan), actress Jodie Foster plays an astrophysicist devoted to SETI -- the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. Despite doubting colleagues, she ...

dateSep 27, 2010 in Astronomy
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Cluster collisions switch on radio halos

(PhysOrg.com) -- This is a composite image of the northern part of the galaxy cluster Abell 1758, located about 3.2 billion light years from Earth, showing the effects of a collision between two smaller galaxy ...

dateAug 30, 2010 in Astronomy
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Panel recommends support for Chile telescope

A new planned telescope facility in Chile known as CCAT, proposed and led by Cornell scientists, has received strong endorsement from a national panel charged with determining priorities in astronomy and astrophysics ...

dateAug 18, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Discovery of Saturn's auroral heartbeat

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of scientists led by Dr Jonathan Nichols of the University of Leicester has discovered that Saturn’s aurora, an ethereal ultraviolet glow which illuminates Saturn’s ...

dateAug 04, 2010 in Astronomy
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