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Scientists discover more about the ingredients for star formation

October 10, 2017

Astronomers have shed fresh light on the importance of hydrogen atoms in the birth of new stars. Only hydrogen molecules are thought to directly fuel star formation but research published today shows there are more hydrogen atoms than molecules even in young galaxies that are making a lot of stars.

Scientists discover more about the ingredients for star formation

Aussie astro tech to go on show in Adelaide

September 19, 2017

A phased-array feed on an ASKAP antenna. Credit: CSIRO Australian technology now boosting the performance of Germany’s flagship radio telescope will go on show…

Aussie astro tech to go on show in Adelaide

Mount Magnet Astrofest 2017

September 11, 2017

Every year the Mount Magnet community comes together for a weekend ‘Astro-rocks fest’ celebrating the sky above and the ancient landscape below this unique part of…

Mount Magnet Astrofest 2017

Battle of the (Physics) Brains

September 7, 2017

This year’s National Science Week saw Science Nation bring their acclaimed ‘Battle of the Brains’ comedy quiz to Perth, testing the best of…

Battle of the (Physics) Brains

Backyard astronomy helps explosive discovery

September 4, 2017

With the help of ICRAR Astronomer Paul Luckas, researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) in the United States have observed a super-luminous nova in unparalleled detail and proven a theory that explains the phenomena.

Backyard astronomy helps explosive discovery