An international team of astronomers including Polish researchers has published the most accurate map of the universe to date in the low radio frequency range. The new sky survey enables scientists to study tens of thousands of galaxies, all the way to the far reaches of the Universe. The LOFAR telescope (a trans-European network of radio antennas, three of which are located in Poland) was used for observation.
The most accurate maps ever created of the interstellar reddening in the Magellanic Clouds have been presented by astronomers from the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw working in the OGLE sky survey project. The clouds which are seen as a 'laboratory' for galaxy studies, and the maps have now been hailed as an ‘excellent tool’ for further cosmological research.