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A Smoking Gun for  Supermassive Binaries in Active Galactic Nuclei

Blazar Jet Variability probes precession caused by orbiting black holes in the centers of galaxies more

An ultra-long period magnetar?

Hiding in plain sight, astronomers find new type of stellar object more

New radio astronomical observations confirm unintended electromagnetic radiation emanating from large satellite constellations

Scientists use the LOFAR telescope to observe low-frequency radio waves from satellites in large constellations for the first time more

A new view of the Universe

Clock-like precision of pulsars opens a new window in the gravitational wave spectrum more

How the black hole in M87 launches a jet

New observations reveal the powerful jet emerging from the black hole in the centre of the galaxy M87 more

Overcoming borders with the SKAO supertelescope

Federal Research Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger announces Germany's entry into the international astronomy project SKA-Observatory more

Weighing OJ 287 and the project MOMO

The densest and longest radio-to-high-energy view of the binary black hole at the center of the active galaxy OJ 287 more

Oxygen in Earth’s Higher Atmosphere

First detection of the atomic 18O isotope in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere of Earth more

Nine new and exotic creatures for the pulsar zoo

New discoveries from the Transients and Pulsars with MeerKAT Project more

RAS Group Award 2023 goes to MeerKAT

The MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa receives prestigious award of the Royal Astronomical Society more

SKAO: Mega science project reaches the next milestone

International radio astronomy community is celebrating the start of construction of the SKA Observatory’s telescopes, and the awarding of significant contracts more

To the Heart of 3C 273

To the Heart of 3C 273

November 22, 2022

International Team Observes Innermost Structure of a Quasar Jet more

Energetic Winds blow from the Triangulum Galaxy

Radio observations reveal a complex scenario for the interplay between star formation and the interstellar medium in the galaxy M33 more

A ‘Fingerprint’ in Space

A ‘Fingerprint’ in Space

October 12, 2022

A new image from the JWST shows at least 17 dust rings created by a rare type of star and its companion, locked in a celestial dance. more

A win for science and the Lusatia region

German Center for Astrophysics - Research. Technology. Digitization. (DZA) wins competition for structural funding more

A ‘Hot Spot’ orbiting Sagittarius A*

Astronomers detect hot gas bubble swirling around the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole more

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

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

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