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Latest media releases

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

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