mrt 192013
 
Astronomers Discover a Huge New Galaxy with LOFAR

  A team of astronomers led by ASTRON astronomer Dr. George Heald has discovered a previously unknown gigantic radio galaxy, using initial images from a new, ongoing all-sky radio survey. The galaxy was found using the powerful International LOFAR Telescope (ILT), built and designed by ASTRON.  Overlay of the new Giant Radio Galaxies (blue-white colors) [continue reading]

sep 142012
 
Fireworks in the Early Universe

  Galaxies in the early Universe were rapidly making new stars. The ignition of these bright-shining stars gave fireworks in the form of intense energy bursts in the cores of the galaxies, and strong radio emissions. This has been discovered by an international team of astronomers under the leadership of the Dutch Prof. Peter Barthel. [continue reading]

jun 262012
 
Radio Galaxies in the Distant Universe

  For over a decade astronomers have been probing a region of the northern sky, not far from the handle of the Big Dipper, that is relatively free of bright stars and the diffuse glow of the Milky Way. The scientists want to take advantage of the clarity of the sky there to peer beyond [continue reading]