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In high definition: Astronomers capture most detailed-ever images of galaxies

18/08/2021 03:18 PM | Click to read full article

Astronomers have published the most detailed images yet seen of galaxies beyond our own, revealing their inner workings in unprecedented detail. The images were created from data collected by the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR), a radio telescope.

LOFAR is a network of more than 70,000 small antennae spread across nine European counties, with its core in Exloo, the Netherlands. The new images push the boundaries of what we know about galaxies and supermassive black holes.