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LOFAR discovers largest carbon atoms outside our Milky Way

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carbonAn international team of astronomers under the guidance of graduate student Leah Morabito of Leiden Observatory has for the first time discovered the largest carbon atoms outside our Milky Way with the LOFAR radio telescope. In the future astronomers will be able to measure how cold and dense the gas around these atoms is that influences star formation and the evolution of a galaxy. The results are published in the journal Astrophysical Journal Letters on 28 October…. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 28, 2014 at 7:12 pm


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Swedes makes world’s largest telescope bigger

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Sweden's LOFAR station is complete and will be opened on 26 September 2011 by Jan Bjorklund, minister for education and research. The photo shows the two halves of the Onsala LOFAR station. Above, the 96 high-band antennas in their protective 'tiles'. Below, the 96 low-band antennas with their characteristic tepee shape. Credit: Onsala Space Observatory/Leif Helldner.

On Monday, Sweden’s Minister for Education and Research, Jan Bjorklund, will open Onsala Space Observatory’s newest telescope. Part of Lofar, the world’s largest radio telescope, it is the biggest telescope built in Sweden in the last 35 years. Lofar will map radio signals which have travelled across the universe for billions of years. Scientists expect Lofar to answer questions about the nature of our universe…. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 22, 2011 at 10:22 pm


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