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A Sanitizer in the Galactic Centre Region

Interstellar Detection of Iso-Propanol in Sagittarius B2 more

A Slowly Rotating Neutron Star

Unusual neutron star spinning every 76 seconds is discovered in stellar graveyard more

Astronomers reveal first image of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way

Breakthrough discovery: EHT´s unprecedented observations improve our understanding of what happens at the very centre of our galaxy more

A last GREAT opportunity for decades to come

GREAT prepares for SOFIA’s last flight mission
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The Hunt for the Gravitational Wave Background

NASA’s FERMI Satellite Hunts for Extremely Long-wavelength Gravitational Wave Signals more

Cosmic flashes pinpointed to a surprising location in space

Localisation of a recurring source of radio flashes in the nearby galaxy M81 more

Supermassive black hole caught hiding in a ring of cosmic dust

MATISSE observations of the centre of the active galaxy NGC 1068 at the ESO-VLTI more

The Early Cooling of our Universe

Shadow of cosmic water cloud reveals the temperature of the young Universe more

Images at the Highest Angular Resolution in Astronomy

How a Binary Black Hole may be Bending the Relativistic Jet in the Quasar OJ 287 more

The Search for an Isotropic Gravitational Wave Background

World-wide radio telescope network enhances signal that may hint at ultra-low frequency gravitational waves more

Einstein wins again

Einstein wins again

December 13, 2021

The theory of general relativity passes a range of precise tests set by pair of extreme stars more

Towards the Detection of the Nanohertz Gravitational-wave background

The European Pulsar Timing Array provides a significant step forward more

Artificial intelligence sharpens the view into space

New research cluster combines radio astronomy and data science in North Rhine-Westphalia more

GLOSTAR - tracing atomic and molecular gas in the Milky Way

Two powerful telescopes provide the most detailed radio maps of the Northern Galactic Plane more

Into the Dark Heart of Centaurus A

Event Horizon Telescope exposes the center of the nearest radio galaxy more

A new telescope to study Einstein’s theory and Nature’s most compact objects

Using the South African MeerKAT telescope, astronomers started to systematically explore binary pulsars for tests of gravity more

The Discovery of 8 New Millisecond Pulsars

South Africa’s MeerKAT Radio Telescope explored the central re-gions of globular clusters in search of very weak pulsars more

Multifrequency Observations of M87*

Telescopes unite in unprecedented observations of the famous black hole more

The Opticon-RadioNet Pilot Project (ORP) is launched

Kick-off for Europe’s largest astronomy network more

EHT Astronomers Image Magnetic Fields at the Edge of M 87’s Black Hole

Event Horizon Telescope Observations of Polarised Radio Emission of the Supermassive Object in the Centre of M87 more

SOFIA/GREAT observations offer new insights into star formation

The flying observatory was stationed at Cologne Bonn Airport until 16 March 2021 more

Astronomers see whirlwind around possible exoplanet-in-the-making

MATISSE observations of the asymmetrical inner disk of HD 163296 more

The Opticon-RadioNet Pilot Project (ORP)

European Commission facilitates use of European telescopes more

INAF joins the MeerKAT+ Project

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft welcome the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica as partner on the MeerKAT extension project more

An astonishing new three-dimensional view of the dense interstellar gas in our Milky Way

SEDIGISM, a survey with the APEX telescope, studies molecular clouds and star formation in the inner galaxy more

The Distances of the Stars

The Distances of the Stars

November 19, 2020

Resolving Long-standing Mysteries About the First Parallaxes in Astronomy more

The ring around the M 87* black hole shadow glitters

Turbulent evolution of the M 87* black hole image from 2009 to 2017 more

The MeerKAT Extension Project

The MeerKAT Extension Project

September 16, 2020

Improvement of the MeerKAT radio telescope array in South Africa by 20 additional dishes more

Magnetized gas flows feed a young star cluster

Polarimetric observations with SOFIA/HAWC+ show the orientation of magnetic field lines more

First radio detection of an extrasolar planetary system around a main-sequence star

VLBA Network Finds Planet Orbiting a Small, Cool Star more

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