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Most detailed-ever images of galaxies revealed using LOFAR

20 Aug 2021, 10:41 UTC
Most detailed-ever images of galaxies revealed using LOFAR Timmerman; LOFAR & Hubble Space Telescope

After almost a decade of work, an international team of astronomers has published the most detailed images yet seen of galaxies beyond our own, revealing their inner workings in unprecedented detail. The images were created from data collected by the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), a radio telescope built and maintained by ASTRON, LOFAR is a network of more than 70,000 small antennae spread across nine European counties, with its core in Exloo, the Netherlands. The results come from the team’s years of work, led by Dr Leah Morabito at Durham University. The team was supported in the UK by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

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