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Cosmic beasts and where to find them

Gigantic galaxies discovered with the MeerKAT telescope. Cover image: The two giant radio galaxies found with the MeerKAT telescope. In the background is the sky as seen in optical light. Overlaid in red is the radio light from the enormous radio galaxies, as seen by MeerKAT. Left: MGTC J095959.63+024608.6. Right: MGTC J100016.84+015133.0. Credit: I. Heywood …

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MIGHTEE-HI: The HI emission project of the MeerKAT MIGHTEE survey

In this new paper, the observations of neutral hydrogen in the MIGHTEE survey conducted on the MeerKAT telescope are described. This particular project addresses 10 science questions, which shows the breadth of science that can be carried out thanks to the unique ability of MeerKAT to observe faint neutral hydrogen signals. Neutral Hydrogen, called HI …

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First MIGHTEE paper finds that clusters and groups of galaxies show the same correlation between X-ray and radio emissions.

A group of international researchers from South Africa, Germany, the United States of America, Finland, the United Kingdom, Italy and Australia have studied the relation between the X-ray emission of intra-group medium, the gas found between galaxies in a group, and the 1.4 GHz radio emission of the central radio galaxy of a group. This …

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superMIGHTEE Workshop held at Kruger National Park

Astronomers from India and South Africa descended upon the Kruger National Park to kick off the superMIGHTEE Workshop from 05 – 07 June 2019. superMIGHTEE is the joint exploration of the Deep Sky with uGMRT and MeerKAT, and evolved from a series of joint workshops co-sponsored by India’s Department of Science and Technology and South …

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New Postdoctoral Fellow Joins IDIA

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy welcomes Dr. Matt Prescott, our new postdoctoral researcher, based at University of the Western Cape. Dr. Matt Prescott joins us under joint Fellowship between the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy and the Centre for Radio Cosmology at theUniversity of the Western Cape. He shall be under the guidance of both Prof. Mario …

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IDIA Welcomes Visiting Scholar from India

IDIA welcomes Dharam Lal, a visiting scholar.  Prof. Dharam is an Associate Professor at the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research – National Centre for Radio Astrophysics in Pune, India.   He is the Indian project leader for South Africa- India superMIGHTEE collaboration to extend the MIGHTEE project to lower frequencies by combining MeerKAT and the upgraded …

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Early Science MIGHTEE Workshop held at UWC

MIGHTEE is one of the eight MeerKAT Large Survey projects (MLSPs) who are using the first observations with the MeerKAT radio telescope in the Northern Cape. There is a strong South African collaboration on MIGHTEE and this workshop was the first time the majority of those involved came together. With MeerKAT, radio astronomers are able …

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superMIGHTEE 2019 Announcement

Dear Colleagues, We will be holding a meeting of the superMIGHTEE collaboration at Kruger Park 05 – 07 June 2019. SUPERMIGHTEE is a collaboration between the MeerKAT MIGHTEE project and colleagues at NCRA-TIFR in India to co-observe the MIGHTEE deep fields with the upgraded GMRT from 250-850 MHz. With interferometer baselines almost four times larger …

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