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Galaxy clusters caught at first kiss
For the first time, astronomers have found two giant clusters of galaxies that are just about to collide.
Astronomers observe the ‘smoking gun’ of an orphan gamma-ray burst afterglow
Astronomers have found the ‘smoking gun’ of an ‘orphan’ gamma-ray burst afterglow.
Self-learning machines hunt for explosions in the Universe
The National Science Agenda has awarded a 5 million euro grant to CORTEX – the Center for Optimal, Real-Time Machine Studies of the Explosive Universe.
Cosmic aurora lights up the connection between two galaxy clusters
For the first time ever, a stream of magnetic fields <
Large spiral galaxies very efficient at producing stars
Large spiral galaxies, such as our neighbour the Andromeda Galaxy, leave virtually no gas or dust particles unused during the formation of stars.
ASTRON opent eerste Open Science Hub in Dwingeloo
ASTRON, het Nederlands instituut voor radioastronomie, heeft samen met de Rabobank Het Drentse Land en de gemeente Westerveld de eerste Open Science Hub in Drenthe geopend.
SKA Science Data Processor consortium concludes work
SKA Global Headquarters, 9 May 2019 – The SKA’s Science Data Processor (SDP) consortium has concluded its engineering design work, m
Why lightning often strikes twice
New study reveals needle-like structures in positively charged lightning leaders
Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole
ASTRON congratulates partner institute JIVE (The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC) with their contribution to the observations of the gargantuan
Energy loss gives unexpected insights in evolution of quasar jets
An international team of astrophysicists observed for the first time that the jet of a quasar is less powerful on long radio wavelengths than
Founding Members sign SKA Observatory treaty
Rome, Italy, Tuesday 12th of March 2019 - The Netherlands along with 6 other countries involved in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project h
New sky map detects hundreds of thousands of unknown galaxies
An international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries has published the first phase of a major new radio sky survey at unprece