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Metsähovi caught a strong sun spot in solar map video

27.10.2014 A video made of Metsähovi solar maps reveals the largest sun spot in 24 years.

Postdoctoral researcher Talvikki Hovatta joins Metsähovi

01.08.2014 Doctor Hovatta is joining the Metsähovi team to continue her research on polarization and magnetic fields of active galactic nuclei.

Aalto University Metsähovi Radio Observatory measures the strongest Solar event so far in the current Solar cycle

11.06.2014 On June 10, 2014, Aalto University Metsähovi Radio Observatory measured the strongest burst so far in the current Solar cycle in an active region, a Sunspot, called AR12087. Its strength was classified as X2.2 and it was proceeded with another strong burst with a strength of X1.5. The type X bursts are the strongest of all Solar bursts. The time of occurrence of the two events were 11:36-11:42 UT and 12:36-12:52 UT. It is highly atypical that such strong bursts follow each other within a short time period as this.

EC FP7 project NEXPReS receives excellent rating in EC's final review

24.09.2013 The Novel Explorations Pushing Robust e-VLBI Services (NEXPReS) project concluded in June, 2013 after three years of ground-breaking technology development funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme. NEXPReS made significant improvements to the European VLBI Network (EVN) services and pioneered in high-bandwidth, high-capacity networked storage on demand, a work package lead by Aalto University Metsähovi Radio Observatory.

Metsähovi Radio Observatory leads the way in Pan-European 4Gbps EC FP7 NEXPReS e-VLBI demonstration

19.09.2013 For the first time Scientific Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) data recorded at a data transfer rate of 4 Gbps by five participating European stations was successfully correlated in real-time at the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE).

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