LOFAR Swedish Station Begins Construction

An aerial photograph shows the Onsala LOFAR station site. Credit: Onsala Space Observatory/Västkustflyg

Robert Cumming from the Onsala Space Observatory in Sweden sent us this image, letting us know that construction has officially begun for the Swedish station of the new LOFAR radio telescope. The LOw Frequency ARray is a multi-purpose sensor array, with its main purpose to search the sky at low frequencies (10-250 MHz) which will enable astronomers to see the fog of hydrogen gas that filled the universe during its first two hundred million years. It will also be able to image the regions around supermassive black holes in the centres of nearby galaxies. The headquarters are in the Netherlands, but eight stations will be spread over Europe. (…) Read the rest of LOFAR Swedish Station Begins Construction (219 words)

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