The Low Frequency Array telescope, or LOFAR, is helping astronomers find hundreds of thousands of previously unknown distant galaxies. Here are some of them.
The galaxy cluster Abell1314 is 460 million light-years from Earth. The cluster merged with another cluster, creating an emission that could be detected by LOFAR.
The Whirlpool Galaxy is between 15 million and 35 million light-years from Earth, and it spans 60,000 light-years in diameter. At the center, it hosts a supermassive black hole.
Many head-tail radio galaxies like this one were found in the LOFAR surveys. The radio galaxy falls through a cluster of galaxies and leaves a trail.