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Research by ICRAR scientists has generated more than 4000 articles from over 50 countries, attracting a global readership in the millions. Recent media releases and links to select media coverage are provided below.

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Latest media releases

New Norcia Dish sends Perth kids’ messages to the cosmos

November 27, 2018

Dalkeith Primary School students have transmitted a ‘golden record’ into space, filled with illustrations, photos and messages for the Universe. The Year 5 and 6 students’ transmission was sent this morning from the European Space Agency’s deep space antenna at New Norcia.

New Norcia Dish sends Perth kids’ messages to the cosmos

Moon helps reveal secrets of the Universe

October 17, 2018

The Moon may be the key to unlocking how the first stars and galaxies shaped the early Universe. A team of astronomers led by Dr Benjamin McKinley at Curtin University node of ICRAR and the ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D) observed the Moon with a radio telescope to help search for the faint signal from hydrogen atoms in the infant Universe.

Moon helps reveal secrets of the Universe

Neutron Star Jets Shoot Down Theory

September 27, 2018

Astronomers have detected radio jets belonging to a neutron star with a strong magnetic field — something not predicted by current theory, according to a new study published in Nature today.

Neutron Star Jets Shoot Down Theory

Select Media Coverage

DateTitleSourceType
29/03/2017Astrónomos captan una visión sin precedentes del halo de una galaxia activa cercanalainformation.comonline
29/03/2017Halo Of Nearby Starburst Galaxy Seen In DetailInternational Business Timesonline
24/09/2016A ‘game-changer in the search for aliens’: China switches on world’s biggest telescopeThe Telegraphonline
26/10/2016See Astronomers’ Hydrogen Map of Milky Way Galaxy with Unprecedented DetailNature World Newsonline
20/10/2016Under the Milky Way: what a new map reveals about our galaxyThe Conversationonline
19/01/2017Dark Matter Could Be Destroying Distant GalaxiesSmithsonian Magazineonline
14/03/2017White dwarf X9 is closest star found orbiting a black hole at astonishing 12 million km/hThe Sydney Morning Heraldonline
11/04/2017SKA telescope project spurs Kiwi big data breakthroughReseller Newsonline
27/10/2016Australian astronomers at ICRAR reveal how the sky would look in radio wavesThe Sydney Morning Heraldonline
26/10/2016Lighting Up the Night SkiesThe New York Timesonline
05/05/2017Friendly invitation to the universeThe West Australianprint
24/02/2017The Square Kilometre Array: going to infinity and beyondAustralian Financial Reviewprint