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ESCAPE: EU Particle Physics and Astronomy commit to the Research Data Revolution making the European Open Science Cloud a reality

The first quarter of 2019 sees the exciting launch of one of the five successfully retained INFRA-EOSC-04-2018 Cluster projects, which the European Commission supports with €16 million to boost the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

Astronomers pinpoint an extreme binary system and track its motion within the Milky Way

Astronomers have combined data from an Australian network of radio telescopes and the optical Gaia satellite to track the motion of an extreme binary system and unveil its past.

Astronomers observe a fast radio burst at multiple wavelengths for the first time

Astronomers have combined data from multiple wavelengths across the electromagnetic spectrum to study the emission limits of the only known repeating fast radio burst.

New images from a super-telescope bring astronomers a step closer to understanding dark matter

Astronomers using a global network of radio telescopes have produced one of the sharpest astronomical images ever. The resulting image demonstrates that dark matter is distributed unevenly across a distant galaxy.

Surprise discovery provides new insights into stellar deaths

Astronomers, working on a project to detect supernovas, made a surprise discovery when they found that one supernova explosion was actually a star being pulled apart by a supermassive black hole.

DEADLINE: YERAC

The deadline to register for this year's Young European Radio Astronomy Conference closes on 1st June 2018.

African Radio Astronomy continues to grow

Support scientists Ross Burns and Jay Blanchard recently travelled to Ghana to deliver a radio astronomy training programme as part of the EU H2020 JUMPING JIVE project. Activities such as this contribute to the growth of local expertise in the African VLBI Network.

Behind the scenes of The Big Bang Theory

An image created by Luis Henry Quiroga Nuñez and Huib van Langevelde for the SKA calendar makes an appearance on the television series The Big Bang Theory.

Astrochemists reveal the magnetic secrets of methanol

A team of scientists, led by Boy Lankhaar at Chalmers University of Technology, has solved an important puzzle in astrochemistry: how to measure magnetic fields in space using methanol, the simplest form of alcohol.

Astronomers peer into the lair of a mysterious cosmic radio burster

One year ago, an international team of astronomers, which included JIVE researchers, pinpointed the location of a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) for the first time. Now they have found that the source of the bursts exists in an extreme and unusual environment.

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