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Gas in distant galaxies: mixed or matched?

Illustration realized in the framework of a collaboration between the Image/Recit option of the HEAD (Haute École d'Art et de Design) - Genève and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva.

What is a galaxy? The common conception of a galaxy, in which it... click to read more

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Reading time 3 min
published on Nov 22, 2023
The astonishing jet of an extreme gamma-ray burst

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are short duration transient phenomena lasting from a few seconds to hundreds of seconds. These bursts are localized on the sky using gamma-ray detectors onboard satellites orbiting Earth. The satellites pinpoint the direction of the burst, allowing astronomers to rapidly point their... click to read more

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Reading time 4 min
published on Nov 20, 2023
Introducing the Micronova

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) operating since 2018, monitors the brightness variations of hundreds of thousands of objects in the sky. Amongst the targets we monitor are a few hundred accreting white dwarfs. Three of these have revealed rapid and energetic bursts of light... click to read more

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published on Jul 24, 2023
The Discovery Of An Unusual Repeating Radio Transient

Radio astronomy is experiencing a renaissance due to global work toward the Square Kilometer Array, which will be the world’s largest radio telescope. Our team works on a radio telescope that explores new technologies for the SKA: the Murchison Widefield Array. It observes at low... click to read more

  • Natasha Hurley-Walker | Senior Lecturer, ARC Future Fellow at Curtin University, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, Perth, Australia
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published on Aug 22, 2022