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Ten new neutron stars for Terzan 5

Astronomers find and study multiple rare and unusual pulsars in dense stellar cluster using MeerKAT in South Africa and the U.S. Green Bank Telescope more

A wobbling magnetised star challenges the origin of repeating fast radio bursts

The rapid decay of a magnetar’s precession after an X-ray outburst likely rules out free precession as their origin more

Sagittarius A*

Sagittarius A*

March 27, 2024

Astronomers Unveil Strong Magnetic Fields Spiraling at the Edge of Milky Way’s Central Black Hole more

MeerKAT+: the MeerKAT Extension

The handover of the first dish of the MeerKAT extension signals an important milestone for the SKA-MID construction more

Magnetic launching of black hole jets in Perseus A

First observations of the radio galaxy Perseus A with the Event Horizon Telescope more

SKAMPI Takes Off

SKAMPI Takes Off

January 25, 2024

The SKA-MPIfR Telescope in South Africa is ready for science operations more

Lightest black hole or heaviest neutron star?

MeerKAT uncovers a mysterious object at the boundary between black holes and neutron stars more

New EHT observations of M87 reveal persistent black hole shadow

Improved observations one year after the discovery image give a better picture more

Extreme stars share unique properties that may provide a link to mysterious sources

A universal relation for pulsars, magnetars and potentially fast radio bursts more

A computer simulation of a disk of plasma around the supermassive black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy. A new analysis of the circularly polarized, or spiraling light, in EHT observations shows that magnetic fields near the black hole are strong. These magnetic fields push back on infalling matter and help launch jets of matter at velocities near the speed of light out. Image Credit: George Wong

New M87* results from the Event Horizon Telescope more

Astronomers capture formation of a powerful cosmic jet

A telescope larger than the Earth has found a plasma rope in the Universe more

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

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