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Catching a Radio Surprise

10 Nov 2020, 14:22 UTC
Catching a Radio Surprise Benito Marcote (JIVE)

The Very Large Sky Survey (VLASS) is an ambitious project to make a high-resolution radio map of nearly 80% of the . When it is completed in 2024, it will give us the most detailed view of the radio sky ever captured. One of the goals of VLASS is to discover and map radio sources such as quasars and radio jets from black holes. To create this map, the Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico captures images of the sky as it drifts overhead. But as it takes these images, the VLA also once in a while captures events known as radio transients.

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