The Low-Frequency Array or LOFAR is a large radio telescope network located in the Netherlands and other European nations. It is currently the largest radio telescope operating at the lowest frequencies that can be observed from the Earth. The telescope is operated by the ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy.
The LOFAR network is capable of capturing images at FM radio frequencies, that, unlike shorter wavelength sources like visible light, are not blocked by clouds of dust and gas that cover astronomical objects. Using this unique capability, the telescope captured the most detailed images of the distant galaxies.