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Latest media releases

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

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

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