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Durham astronomers' doubts about the 'dark side'

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research by astronomers in the Physics Department at Durham University suggests that the conventional wisdom about the content of the Universe may be wrong. Graduate student Utane Sawangwit ...

Jun 14, 2010
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CSIRO telescope spots mega-star cradle

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a CSIRO radio telescope, an international team of researchers has caught an enormous cloud of cosmic gas and dust in the process of collapsing in on itself -- a discovery which could ...

Apr 28, 2010
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Pulsars in many octaves

A unique combination of telescopes allowed astronomers to simultaneously observe the radio wavelength light from six different pulsars across wavelengths from only 3.5 centimetres up to 7 metres - a difference-factor ...

Apr 22, 2010
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Fermi maps an active galaxy's 'smokestack plumes'

If our eyes could see radio waves, the nearby galaxy Centaurus A (Cen A) would be one of the biggest and brightest objects in the sky, nearly 20 times the apparent size of a full moon. What we can't see when ...

Apr 01, 2010
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Honey, I shrunk the receiver

(PhysOrg.com) -- CSIRO and Australian company Sapphicon Semiconductor Pty Ltd have signed an agreement to jointly develop a complete radio receiver on a chip measuring just 5 mm x 5 mm that could eventually ...

Mar 17, 2010
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First signal received by future telescope

An historic milestone was reached recently in Australia's bid to host the Square Kilometre Array telescope - a future international radio telescope that will be the world's largest and most sensitive.

Mar 03, 2010
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Massive stars' magnetically controlled diets

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of astronomers, led by Dr. Wouter Vlemmings at Bonn University, has used the MERLIN radio telescope network centred on the Jodrell Bank Observatory to show that magnetic fields play ...

Feb 18, 2010
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