This new image of galaxy Messier 82, acquired by astronomers from Chalmers University of Technology, is said to be "the sharpest astronomical image ever taken at very long radio wavelengths." In fact it's clear enough to show tiny, bright dots that are thought to be supernova remnants.
Until very recently, man has viewed the skies only within the visible spectrum. When LOFAR, the world's largest telescope, looks to the heavens, it sees the depths of the universe in radio.
LOFAR, a network of 44 stations of antennae spread across Europe, is only half complete, yet it's already giving researchers unparalleled images of distant black holes. Soon it'll be used by SETI to search for aliens on rarely-explored superlow frequencies.