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Cosmic polar researchers map neutron stars
Scientists have for the first time succeeded in determining the topography of both magnetic poles of a neutron star.
The Netherlands is first to ratify participation in the construction of the world's largest radio telescope
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Observatory, the intergovernmental organisation that will build and operate the world's largest radio telescope, has taken an important step forward thanks to the r
Radio Astronomy driving new competences and innovation on the European scale
LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) is the world’s largest and most sensitive low frequency radio telescope.
ASTRON boosts performance of the LOFAR radio telescope with a new GPU-cluster
We have successfully replaced the GPU-cluster of the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR). The new powerful cluster, COBALT2.0 is now ready for use and replaces the old ‘heart’ of LOFAR.
Star formation may be halted by cold ionised hydrogen
For the first time ionised hydrogen has been detected at the lowest frequency ever towards the centre of our Galaxy.
SKA Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) Consortium completes planning work
The international engineering consortium tasked with planning the assembly, integration and verification (AIV) of the SKA has formal
Wim van Cappellen wint Vederprijs
De Vederprijs gaat dit jaar naar Wim van Cappellen van ASTRON, het Nederlands Instituut voor Radioastronomie, voor zijn werk aan het Apertif-
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.