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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.

Inheemse blik op de hemel in Leiden tentoongesteld

Op zaterdag 16 oktober opent de bijzondere tentoonstelling Onder onze hemel (origineel Shared Sky), een culturele blik op de sterrenhemel door Aboriginal Australische en Zuid-Afrikaanse artiesten, in de Oude Sterrewacht in Leiden.

Aurorae discovered on distant stars suggest hidden planets

Using the world’s most powerful radio telescope, LOFAR, scientists have discovered stars unexpectedly blasting out radio waves, possibly indicating the existence of hidden planets.

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).

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A visit to Formnext 2021 Frankfurt

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On Thursday November 18th, Sjouke Kuindersma and I visited the Formnext 2021 exhibition in Frankfurt.

Formnext covers all highlights and innovations in industrial and consumer-level Additive Manufacturing / 3d-printing.

For a brief summary of noteworthy developments, please visit my blog post in the Confluence I&S section here:

https://support.astron.nl/confluence/display/TSG/2021/11/24/Formnext+2021+Frankfurt+visit

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Daily Image of the Week: Imaging solar wind scintillation with LOFAR https://bit.ly/3cQfYZl

Daily Image of the Week: Weighing the Milky Way? Yes we CAN! https://bit.ly/3qXGNTY

Daily Image of the Week: New aerial image of the LOFAR superterp. https://bit.ly/3n8prRT

Volcanic ‘activity’ in black holes blows monumental bubbles spanning hundreds of thousands of light years, impacting everything in their way! Study by an international group of astronomers using @LOFAR published in @NatureAstronomy today: https://bit.ly/3aISQuK

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