LOFAR Current Affairs, GK & News

Map of 4.4 Million Galaxies

Using the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio, more than a quarter of the northern sky has been mapped by astronomers from Durham University who collaborated with a team of international scientists for this project. This map provides an incredibly detailed radio image of over 4.4 million objects, as well as a very dynamic picture of our ..

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Alcyoneus Galaxy

Located around 3 billion light-years away in the Lynx constellation, is a radio galaxy which is named Alcyoneus Galaxy. This galaxy was discovered using the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope and the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) network and it is the largest discovered galaxy in the universe, Overview: Currently, it is the largest galaxy discovered, ..

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Low Frequency Array (LOFAR)

The LOFAR or the Low Frequency Array is a large network of radio telescopes located primarily in the Netherlands, completed in the year 2012. LOFAR has been developed by the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, the ASTRON Radio Observatory of the Organization for Scientific Research and their international partners. Highlights LOFAR consists of various kinds ..

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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 ..

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