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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.
Big galaxies steal star-forming gas from their smaller neighboursFebruary 23, 2021
Large galaxies are known to strip the gas that occupies the space between the stars of smaller satellite galaxies. In research published today, astronomers have…
First black hole ever detected is more massive than we thoughtFebruary 19, 2021
New observations of the first black hole ever detected have led astronomers to question what they know about the Universe’s most mysterious objects.
Record-breaking laser link could help us test whether Einstein was rightJanuary 22, 2021
An optical communications station capable of receiving high-speed data transmissions from space is set to be built in Western Australia. The advanced communications ground station will be able to receive data from spacecraft anywhere between low-Earth orbit and the surface of the Moon. It has the potential to support ground-breaking space projects, including NASA’s Artemis mission to land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024.
Virtual reality documentary to bring mega-telescope project to lifeDecember 9, 2020
Award-winning West Australian production company White Spark Pictures has received funding from Screen Australia, Screenwest and Lotterywest to produce Beyond the Stars, a virtual reality documentary about the world’s largest radio telescope—the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).
Team preparing for billion-dollar telescope shortlisted for ‘Nobel Prize of supercomputing’November 20, 2020
An international team led by The University of Western Australia was one of six finalists for the prestigious Gordon Bell Prize for outstanding achievement in high-performance computing.