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Colliding galaxy cluster unravelled

An international team of astronomers has used the International LOFAR Telescope from ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, to study the formation of the galaxy cluster Abell 2256.

May 24, 2012
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Astronomers detect coolest radio star

(Phys.org) -- Astronomers using the world's largest radio telescope, at Arecibo, Puerto Rico, have discovered flaring radio emission from an ultra-cool star, not much warmer than the planet Jupiter, shattering the previous ...

Apr 18, 2012
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Further delays signalled in super-telescope plan

The international consortium behind a plan to build the world's most powerful radio telescope on Wednesday signalled further delays in deciding whether it should be hosted by South Africa or Australia.

Apr 04, 2012
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Korean connection makes an 8,000-km telescope

Australian and Korean radio telescopes have been linked for the first time, forming a system that acts as a telescope 8000 km across.Australian and Korean radio telescopes have been linked together for the first time, forming ...

Apr 04, 2012
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Pulsars: The Universe's gift to physics

Pulsars, superdense neutron stars, are perhaps the most extraordinary physics laboratories in the Universe. Research on these extreme and exotic objects already has produced two Nobel Prizes. Pulsar researchers now are poised ...

Feb 19, 2012
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Do black holes help stars form?

(PhysOrg.com) -- The center of just about every galaxy is thought to host a black hole, some with masses of thousands of millions of Suns and consequently strong gravitational pulls that disrupt material around ...

Feb 03, 2012
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