Astronomers publish a new sky map detecting a vast number of previously unknown galaxies.
An international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries, among them scientists from many GLOW institutes,
has published the first phase of a major new radio sky survey at unprecedented sensitivity using the Low Frequency
Array (LOFAR) telescope. The survey reveals hundreds of thousands of previously undetected galaxies, shedding new
light on many research areas including the physics of black holes and how clusters of galaxies evolve. A special
issue of the scientific journal Astronomy & Astrophysics is dedicated to the first twenty-six research papers
describing the survey and its first results.
GLOW is the German Long Wavelength Consortium, which coordinates and organises the German contributions to the
International LOFAR Telescope.
Pressemitteilung der Universität Bielefeld (in German)
Pressemitteilung der Ruhr-Universität Bochum (in German)
Pressemitteilung des Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn (in German) | Press release (in English)
Pressemitteilung der Hamburger Sternwarte (in German)
Pressemitteilung des Forschungszentrum Jülich (in German)
Pressemitteilung der Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg (in German)