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Latest media releases

Citizen scientists name planet

December 15, 2015

Volunteers from the Perth based citizen astronomy project theSkyNet have won the right to name a planet around a distant star as part of a global contest run by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

Citizen scientists name planet

New spin on star-forming galaxies

December 15, 2015

Australian researchers have discovered why some galaxies are “clumpy” rather than spiral in shape—and it appears low spin is to blame.

New spin on star-forming galaxies

Select Media Coverage

Date Title Source Type
29/03/2017 Astrónomos captan una visión sin precedentes del halo de una galaxia activa cercana lainformation.com online
29/03/2017 Halo Of Nearby Starburst Galaxy Seen In Detail International Business Times online
24/09/2016 A ‘game-changer in the search for aliens’: China switches on world’s biggest telescope The Telegraph online
26/10/2016 See Astronomers’ Hydrogen Map of Milky Way Galaxy with Unprecedented Detail Nature World News online
20/10/2016 Under the Milky Way: what a new map reveals about our galaxy The Conversation online
19/01/2017 Dark Matter Could Be Destroying Distant Galaxies Smithsonian Magazine online
14/03/2017 White dwarf X9 is closest star found orbiting a black hole at astonishing 12 million km/h The Sydney Morning Herald online
11/04/2017 SKA telescope project spurs Kiwi big data breakthrough Reseller News online
27/10/2016 Australian astronomers at ICRAR reveal how the sky would look in radio waves The Sydney Morning Herald online
26/10/2016 Lighting Up the Night Skies The New York Times online
05/05/2017 Friendly invitation to the universe The West Australian print
24/02/2017 The Square Kilometre Array: going to infinity and beyond Australian Financial Review print