Astronomers in the Netherlands catch supernova, observe relativistic expansion

Astronomers from JIVE and ASTRON have observed a supernova with peculiar radio emission. In a paper published in Nature, the team led by JIVE's Zsolt Paragi reports, for the first time ever, detection of a relativistic outflow in a Type Ic supernova, thus supporting the link with the even more energetic Gamma Ray Bursts.

JIVE director Huib van Langevelde delivers New Year's speech

In the traditional New Year's speech, Huib van Langevelde reviewed JIVE's highlights of 2009 and ambitions and challenges for 2010. Download the full text of the speech (PDF). .

EXPReS hailed as "extraordinarily successful" and influential to SKA design

The European Commission concluded their final review of EXPReS (Express Production Real-time e-VLBI Service), hailing the project as "extraordinarily successful" and encouraging the team to "explore any opportunity for further development". Read the full press release.

e-EVN aids detection of "extremely prolific supernova factory"

The electronic European VLBI Network (e-EVN) was critical in the detection of an "extremely prolific supernova factory" in the buried nucleus of a starburst galaxy last year. The results are published in Astronomy & Astrophysics.

European VLBI Network to participate in "100 Hours of Astronomy" with live webcast and e-VLBI observations

The European VLBI Network will showcase the e-VLBI astronomical technique in the "100 Hours of Astronomy" with a live webcast on Friday 3 April and e-VLBI observations on Friday 3 April and Sunday 5 April. "The 100 Hours of Astronomy" is a cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy.

Radio astronomers detect water maser emission from the Saturnian system

An international team of radio astronomers led by JIVE's Sergei Pogrebenko has discovered that several areas associated with various bodies of the Saturn system demonstrate statistically significant indications of water vapour maser emission. The results are published in the current issue of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Marathon e-VLBI images, educational e-VLBI Web site and Virtual Radio Interferometer now available online

A "movie" of the sequential, automatically-generated images and three hand-crafted images (image 1, image 2, image 3) of the target source J0204+1514, observed during the "marathon" e-VLBI observation 15-16 January, are now available.

Radio-astronomers conduct marathon observation with world-sized telescope

17 radio telescopes around the world will conduct a nearly continuous 33-hour observation as part of a demonstration at the opening ceremony for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 in Paris 15-16 January.

SKA Identified as an Essential Facility for the Future of European Astronomy

The Square Kilometre Array has been ranked joint top priority by the ASTRONET consortium of European funding agencies as they unveiled Europe's 20 year plan for astronomy. SKA builds on numerous technologies and techniques, including e-VLBI pioneered at JIVE. View the full press release here.

"Naked-eye" gamma-ray burst was aimed squarely at earth

Unparalleled data from satellites and observatories around the globe, including the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope, show that the jet from a powerful stellar explosion March 19 was aimed almost directly at Earth. A paper about these observations of GRB 080319B, coauthored by JIVE Support Scientist Zsolt Paragi, appears in today's issue of Nature.
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