LOFAR is a low frequency radio telescope array based in various parts of Europe, mainly in the Netherlands. It consists of many thousands of small sensors (rather than a few large dishes), enabling scientists to survey wide areas of the sky all at the same time.

This image I found on the Lofar-uk blog gives a whole new perspective to life!

Image of the UK storm early in the morning of Jan 3rd 2012 from NASA’s Aqua Satellite (via @metofficestorms).  via lofar-uk.


LOFAR-UK Station Damaged by Storms

During the night of 2nd-3rd Jan 2012, gale force winds over the UK resulted in some damage to the LOFAR international station UK608, located at the Chilbolton Observatory near Winchester in Hampshire. Wind speeds at the site exceed 60 mph (97 km/h) accompanied by heavy rain, as a major low pressure system began to pass over the UK.

About throughstones

I am primarily a visual artist, living on the North Devon coast, a beautiful semi-rural area in South West England. I am interested in full engagement with 'place' and the eternal movement of life - particularly as it relates to what we call 'the natural environment'.
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