In just one year of peering up at the Universe, a new telescope in Canada has quadrupled the number of fast radio bursts (FRBs) ever spotted. First discovered in 2007, these immensely powerful flashes of radio waves last mere millisecond but are as brilliant as the brightest galaxies. They appear without warning from random points … Continue reading New telescope quadruples fast radio burst count in just one year
South African telescopes capture the aftermath of a high-energy event. Richard A Lovett reports.
The largest, most powerful telescope ever conceived – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), is going to have over a hundred thousand radiotelescopes spread across Australia and South Africa. Its purpose – to look further out into the universe, and further back in time, than any telescope before. It is, quite simply, the biggest astronomy project … Continue reading Engineering the Square Kilometre Array
The MeerKAT radio telescope offers a striking new view of the heart of the Milky Way.
A combination of nine radio telescopes around the globe promises to produce the best ever image of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way. Cathal O’Connell reports.
Joint venture receiver boosts 50-year-old facility’s abilities.
New observations suggest ideas about the mass of stars are wide of the mark. Lauren Fuge reports.
A dozen years of searching pays off in a find that could profoundly alter our understanding of the universe. Andrew Masterson reports.
Researchers have reconfigured one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest radio telescopes to confirm the extraterrestrial origins of puzzling radio energy, writes Jessica Snir.
Jake Port explains how a global network of radio telescopes will image, for the first time, the event horizon of a black hole.
The world’s largest filled single-dish radio telescope is ready and raring to go.
Technology makes life easier for most – but not so much for radio astronomers. Belinda Smith explains.