With the help of the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope, scientists have viewed the depths of the universe in greater detail than ever before. With a much higher resolution than normal, the photos reveal the inner workings of galaxies in unprecedented detail. The photos will change our understanding of how galaxies evolve, the researchers said.
Scientists have captured and shared the most detailed images ever of galaxies in deep space.
From Durham University in England, Dr. Leah Morabito’s team captured images with much higher resolution than usual, revealing the inner workings of galaxies in unprecedented detail.
70,000 ANTENNAS FROM 9 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES CONNECTED TOGETHER
In the study, the resolution of images was significantly improved by interconnecting more than 70,000 1-meter antennas in 9 European countries.
University of Manchester Dr. Neal Jackson noted that the detailed images obtained reveal that galaxies are much more than a collection of stars, pointing out that galaxies are dynamic solar and planet-making factories powered by black holes.
“It became very clear that to learn more about galactic evolution, we need to understand the black hole right in the middle because it seems to have a pretty fundamental influence on how galaxies evolve,” Jackson said.
IT WILL REVEAL HOW GALAXIES EVOLUTION
The new images could provide more insight into the role of black holes in star and planet formation, the researchers said, adding that they will change understanding of how galaxies evolve.