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LOFAR telescopes helped to discover 300000 new 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 Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. The survey discovered 3,00,000 hidden galaxies using radio astronomy in a tiny corner of the northern ..

Square Kilometre Array Project

A verdict on where to site the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope will be taken soon. The choices under considerations are: South Africa Australia and New Zealand The SKA will be built in the southern hemisphere, in South Africa or Australia and New Zealand, where the view of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, ..