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Fast Radio Burst Observations Deepen Astronomical Mystery

January 7, 2020

Astronomers have pinpointed the origin of a repeating Fast Radio Burst to a nearby spiral galaxy, challenging theories…
Towering Balloon-like Features Discovered near Center of the Milky Way

September 12, 2019

An international team of astronomers has discovered one of the largest features ever observed in the center of…
Dead planets can “broadcast” for up to a billion years

August 6, 2019

Planetary cores orbiting distant white dwarf stars emit radio waves that we can detect from Earth. Astronomers are…
Astronomers are Using NASA’s Deep Space Network to Hunt for Magnetars

March 4, 2019

Right, magnetars. Perhaps one of the most ferocious beasts to inhabit the cosmos. Loud, unruly, and temperamental, they…
Cosmic Serpent

November 20, 2018

ESO’s VLT captures details of an elaborate serpentine system sculpted by colliding stellar winds This serpentine swirl, captured…
Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) project wins Better Satellite World Award

October 31, 2018

A team including satellite communications innovator Goonhilly Earth Station and a consortium of universities and institutes led by the…
Milky Way, Bouncing off the Moon in Radio Waves

October 30, 2018

The universe wasn’t always such a well-lit place. It had its own Dark Ages, back in the days…
Astronomers spot signs of supermassive black hole mergers

October 24, 2018

New research, published today in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, has found evidence for…
Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Number Doubled by Australian Astronomers

October 18, 2018

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) have become a major focus of research in the past decade. In radio astronomy,…
AI helps track down mysterious cosmic radio bursts

September 11, 2018

Artificial intelligence is invading many fields, most recently astronomy and the search for intelligent life in the universe,…
Gemini Confirms the Most Distant Radio Galaxy

August 29, 2018

Using the Gemini North telescope in Hawai`i, an international team of astronomers from Brazil, Italy, the Netherlands, and…
New Canadian Radio Telescope is Detecting Fast Radio Bursts

August 8, 2018

Since they were first detected in 2007, Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) have been a source of mystery to…
Instead of Building Single Monster Scopes like James Webb, What About Swarms of Space Telescopes Working Together?

July 9, 2018

In the coming decade, a number of next-generation instruments will take to space and begin observing the Universe.…
Astronomers Have Detected the Brightest Fast Radio Burst Ever Seen. Still No Idea What’s Causing Them

March 20, 2018

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) have been one of the more puzzling and fascinating areas of astronomical study ever…
MATISSE Instrument Sees First Light on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer

March 6, 2018

Most powerful interferometric instrument ever at mid-infrared wavelengths MATISSE (Multi AperTure mid-Infrared SpectroScopic Experiment) observes infrared light —…
Amazing High Resolution Image of the Core of the Milky Way, a Region with Surprisingly Low Star Formation Compared to Other Galaxies

February 28, 2018

Compared to some other galaxies in our Universe, the Milky Way is a rather subtle character. In fact,…
If We Receive a Message From Aliens, Should We Delete it Without Reading it?

February 13, 2018

Roughly half a century ago, Cornell astronomer Frank Drake conducted Project Ozma, the first systematic SETI survey at…
The Most Detailed Map Ever Made of the Milky Way in Radio Waves

January 30, 2018

A Japanese telescope has produced our most detailed radio wave image yet of the Milky Way galaxy. Over…
Telescopes team up to study giant galaxy

December 11, 2017

Astronomers have used two Australian radio telescopes and several optical telescopes to study complex mechanisms that are fuelling…
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