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First light for future black hole probe

Zooming in on black holes is the main mission for the newly installed instrument GRAVITY at ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile. During its first observations, GRAVITY successfully combined starlight using all four Auxiliary ...

dateJan 13, 2016 in Astronomy
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LOFAR telescope array expands into Ireland

The world's largest connected radio telescope is about to become even bigger! LOFAR, the Low Frequency Array, will expand into Ireland in 2016. This is not only great news for Irish astrophysics, but also for the International ...

dateJan 13, 2016 in Astronomy
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Most distant massive galaxy cluster identified

The early universe was a chaotic mess of gas and matter that only began to coalesce into distinct galaxies hundreds of millions of years after the Big Bang. It would take several billion more years for such galaxies to assemble ...

dateJan 07, 2016 in Astronomy
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Fermi Space Telescope sharpens its high-energy vision

Major improvements to methods used to process observations from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have yielded an expanded, higher-quality set of data that allows astronomers to produce the most detailed census of the ...

dateJan 07, 2016 in Astronomy
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