Astronomers have used mysterious fast radio bursts to solve a decades-old mystery of ‘missing matter’, long predicted to exist in the Universe but never detected—until now.
Astronomers have captured an image of a super-rare type of galaxy – described as a “cosmic ring of fire” – as it existed 11 billion years ago.
Published today in Nature, an international team of researchers has observed a massive, rotating disk galaxy just 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang—1.5 billion years earlier in cosmic history than astronomers had expected to find such a galaxy based on previous studies.
Astronomers at the UWA node of ICRAR have today signed an MOU with the German eROSITA team to join forces and combine their respective data to address some of the outstanding questions in astronomy today.
Astronomers from WA, Tasmania and the UK have been awarded 45 million units of supercomputing time to study the influence of supermassive black holes on their host galaxies.
The team from ICRAR, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, and DUG used hundreds of hours of observations from the MWA radio telescope collected over five years.