Radioastronomy (5)

Cornell Postdoc Detects Possible Exoplanet Radio Emission

By monitoring the cosmos with a radio telescope array, an international team of scientists has detected radio bursts emanating from the constellation Boötes – that could be the first radio emission collected from a planet beyond our solar system. The team, led by Cornell postdoctoral…

Did We Just Found Aliens?

Astronomers behind the most extensive search yet for alien life are investigating an intriguing radio wave emission that appears to have come from the direction of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the sun. The narrow beam of radio waves was picked up during 30…

Radioastronomy, Listening to the Stars

There are just four ways astronomers can study the Universe: by looking at physical objects (such as meteorites), elementary particles (such as cosmic rays), gravitational waves, and electromagnetic radiation (such as optical light). Optical light, the radiation we’re able to perceive with our eyes, isn’t…

Australian Radiotelescope Maps the Sky in 300 Hours

The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder located in the outback of Western Australia mapped approximately three million galaxies in just 300 hours, observing 83 % of the sky. The Rapid ASKAP Continuum Survey produces a map of the Universe in which distant galaxies are represented…