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Outback radio telescope listens in on interstellar visitor

April 10, 2018

A telescope in outback Western Australia has been used to listen to a mysterious cigar-shaped object that entered our Solar System late last year. The unusual object—known as ‘Oumuamua—came from another solar system, prompting speculation it could be an alien spacecraft.

Outback radio telescope listens in on interstellar visitor

Astrofest 2018 a success

March 27, 2018

Two and a half thousand people gathered in a stadium & spilled out onto an oval, united in their love of all things space &…

Astrofest 2018 a success

Milky Way ties with neighbour in galactic arms race

February 15, 2018

Astronomers have discovered that our nearest big neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy, is roughly the same size as the Milky Way. It had been thought that Andromeda was two to three times the size of the Milky Way, and that our own galaxy would ultimately be engulfed by our bigger neighbour. But the latest research, published today, evens the score between the two galaxies.

Milky Way ties with neighbour in galactic arms race