Volcanic ‘activity’ in black holes blows monumental bubbles spanning hundreds of thousands of light years

An international team of researchers, which included astronomers from the Netherlands Institutes for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) and Space Research (SRON) as well as Leiden University, observed the full extent of the evolution of hot gas produced by an active black hole for the first time.

Periodic Fast Radio Burst found bare, unobscured by strong binary wind

By connecting two of the biggest radio telescopes in the world, astronomers have discovered that a simple binary wind cannot cause the puzzling periodicity of a Fast Radio Burst after all.

Most detailed-ever images of galaxies revealed using LOFAR

After almost a decade of work, an international team of astronomers has published the most detailed images yet seen of galaxies beyond our own, revealing their inner workings in unprecedented detail.

Vidi grant awarded to astronomer Harish Vedantham

Astronomer Harish Vedantham of the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) and the University of Groningen has been awarded a ‘VIDI' grant of 800,000 Euros from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

SKA Observatory Unveils New Brand For A New Era

The newly born SKA Observatory (SKAO) has unveiled its brand following approval by the SKAO Council at its second meeting.

ASTRON reveals life cycle of supermassive black hole

For the first time LOFAR and WSRT-Apertif have been used together to measure the life cycle of supermassive black holes emitting radio waves.

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Een werkgroep van de Raad van de Astronomie heeft de CO2-uitstoot van het sterrenkundig onderzoek in Nederland geschat over 2019. Het resultaat is gepubliceerd in Nature Astronomy, lees het hele nieuwsbericht op: http://www.astronomie.nl/

A suprising find for an international team of astronomers: galaxy AGC 114905 has no dark matter. Their results are published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, read the full press release here: https://bit.ly/3DwWEeR

Shared sky: Canvases of the Universe opened in October in Leiden's Old Observatory. In this exhibition you can view indigenous astronomy art by Aboriginal Australian and South African artists. You can read all about it in @SKAO's latest Contact magazine: https://issuu.com/ska_telescope/docs/contact_-_issue_09/s/14022771

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