Flea on Pluto? Arecibo Observatory Helps Provide Unprecedented View of Pulsar
May 25, 2018:
Imagine being able to see a flea on the surface of Pluto. That’s a good way to describe what the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico helped a group of Canadian researchers do. Read More
Pulsar Watchers Close In On Galaxy Merger History
Feb 28, 2018
For the past twelve years, a group of astronomers have been watching the sky carefully, timing pulses of radio waves being emitted by rapidly spinning stars called pulsars, first discovered 50 years ago. These astronomers are interested in understanding pulsars, but their true goal is much more profound; the detection of a new kind of gravitational waves. With a new, more sophisticated analysis, they are much closer than ever before.
Astronomers peer into the lair of a mysterious source of cosmic radio bursts
Jan 10, 2018
Using the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico and the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, a team from Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and other institutions today announced today at the American Astronomical Society’s winterAAS meeting that mysterious bursts of radio emission, called Fast Radio Bursts (FRB), may be coming from near a giant black hole.
Why are Quasars so Bright?
JULY 18, 2017
The Mystery of Part Time Pulsars
JULY 18, 2017
Gaia Weighs in on the Pleiades Distance Controversy
Jan 27, 2017
Arecibo Puts Limits on Gravitational Wave Models
Jan 20, 2017