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ICRAR in European Space Agency's Top 5 Microgravity Experiments!
20 Oct 2014
ICRAR astronomer Dr Danail Oreschkow was on one of the last flights on the now-retired European Space Agency's (ESA) Zero-G Airbus A300 research plane earlier this year, and his team's work has now been included in ESA's list of the top 5 projects of all time to grace their iconic airborne lab.

Dark matter half what we thought, say scientists
10 Oct 2014

A new measurement of dark matter in the Milky Way has revealed there is half as much of the mysterious substance as previously thought.


Hungry black hole eats faster than thought possible
09 Oct 2014

Astronomers have discovered a black hole that is consuming gas from a nearby star 10 times faster than previously thought possible. The black hole—known as P13—lies on the outskirts of the galaxy NGC7793 about 12 million light years from Earth and is ingesting a weight equivalent to 100 billion billion hot dogs every minute.

 

Hundreds of engineers and scientists gather near Perth to advance the SKA Telescope
29 Sep 2014
Some 300 engineers and scientists from 15 countries have travelled to Fremantle, Western Australia, to take part in a global overview of the status, progress and way forward for the Square Kilometre Array. To date, this is the largest gathering of people working on the SKA ever organised.

Monster galaxies gain weight by eating smaller neighbours
19 Sep 2014
Massive galaxies in the Universe have stopped making their own stars and are instead snacking on nearby galaxies, according to research by Australian scientists.

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