Outback radio telescope discovers dense, spinning, dead starApril 21, 2021
Astronomers have discovered a pulsar—a dense and rapidly spinning neutron star sending radio waves into the cosmos—using a low-frequency radio telescope in outback Australia.
$64 million for WA to process signals from the dawn of timeApril 16, 2021
The federal government will invest $64.4 million to establish a centre in Perth to process and analyse data from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope.
First light images from SPIRIT 6April 7, 2021
SPIRIT 6 has taken its first images of the night sky from the new Mardella Observatory.
Astronomers see a ‘Space Jellyfish’March 18, 2021
A radio telescope located in outback Western Australia has observed a cosmic phenomenon with a striking resemblance to a jellyfish.
Curtin researcher helps find largest supernova remnant by looking in right placeMarch 5, 2021
An international team of researchers, using powerful new X-ray telescope eROSITA to conduct the first all-sky X-ray survey in 25 years, have detected the largest supernova remnant ever discovered with X-rays, dubbed Hoinga.
Ghost particle from shredded star reveals cosmic particle acceleratorFebruary 23, 2021
From a black hole to the South Pole: Scientists identify first neutrino from a tidal disruption event.