National Science Foundation Will Not Rebuild Arecibo
While the NSF plans to establish an educational center at the Arecibo Observatory, the institution has stated it will not fund science there.
Astonishing Radio View of the Milky Way’s Heart
A new radio survey reveals a complex and chaotic galactic center teeming with supernova remnants, star-forming regions, and mysterious filaments.
China Opens World's Largest Radio Telescope to International Scientists
Scientists outside China will be allocated around 10% of observation time on its gigantic radio telescope following the collapse of Arecibo.
Radio Transmission from a Brown Dwarf
The radio discovery of a brown dwarf holds promise for future exoplanet detections.
Twinkling Quasar Hints at Mysterious Nearby Plasma Cloud
Radio observations have turned up evidence of a cloud of hot plasma near — or even in — the solar system. But its distance estimate is still up for debate.
Vast Magnetic "Strings" Puzzle Astronomers
New observations have revealed plasma strung along vast magnetic "strings" crossing hundreds of thousands of light-years.
New Mysterious Radio Flash Pinned Down; Hundreds More Being Discovered
Recent observations have pinpointed the location of a fifth fast radio burst, shedding light on the environs that create these powerful sources.
Radio Survey Maps Hundreds of Thousands of New Galaxies
The LOFAR survey, based in The Netherlands, has released a bonanza of new sources. And with only 2% of the sky covered so far, this is only the beginning.
Bevy of Mysterious Radio Bursts Finds Second Repeating Source
A new radio telescope has spotted scores of mysterious fast radio bursts — including the second known repeating one.
The Storm Begins: Canadian Telescope Spots Its First Radio Burst
The first "fast radio burst" detected by the Canadian CHIME radio telescope is a tantalizing hint of what’s to come.
Iconic Radio Telescope Begins 7-year Search for New Objects
A new survey promises the most complete map of radio-emitting celestial sources ever made. It will reveal thousands of new objects after seven years of observation.
ASKAP Joins the Hunt for Mysterious Bursts
ASKAP, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder has only had a 3.4-day pilot survey and has already found a fast radio burst!
Bright future for South African Astronomy
Govert Schilling chronicles his travels to astronomical observatories across South Africa, the future site of the Square Kilometre Array.
FAST Radio Telescope Open for Business
China recently unveiled FAST, the world's largest single dish radio telescope.
What is radio astronomy?
Radio astronomy is the study of the universe through analysis of very long-wavelength emission from celestial objects.
Radio Astronomy in the Aussie Outback
It's not easy to get to the Murchison Radio Observatory in Western Australia. Being in one of the most remote regions of the country means there's hardly any radio interference that might otherwise compromise the astronomical observations. It's one of the most radio-quiet zones on the planet.