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Energy loss gives unexpected insights in evolution of quasar jets

An international team of astrophysicists observed for the first time that the jet of a quasar is less powerful on long radio wavelengths than earlier predicted. This disc... Read more
18/03/2019 - 09:07

Founding Members sign SKA Observatory treaty

Rome, Italy, Tuesday 12th of March 2019 - Countries involved in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project have come together in Rome for the signature of the international... Read more
12/03/2019 - 13:04

New sky map detects hundreds of thousands of unknown galaxies

An international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries has published the first phase of a major new radio sky survey at unprecedented sensitivity using the ... Read more
17/02/2019 - 16:54

COBALT2.0 sets the stage for a fully multitasking LOFAR

On Monday 11 February, we acquired the new state of the art 'brains' for the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR). We are now the proud owners of the COBALT2.0 GPU cluster. COBALT... Read more
15/02/2019 - 10:43
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