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The direction in which a galaxy spins depends on its mass, researchers have found. A team of astrophysicists analysed 1418 galaxies and found that small ones are likely to spin on a different axis to large ones.
Scientists have processed 400 gigabytes of data a second as they tested data pipelines for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope.
Using a Fast radio Burst, astronomers studying the outskirts of a distant galaxy have discovered the galaxy sits in a serene ocean of gas.
An astronomy festival that attracts more than 4000 people a year and WA’s oldest observatory have starred at the Premier’s Science Awards overnight.
For the first time ionised hydrogen has been detected at the lowest frequency ever towards the centre of our galaxy.
Australian researchers using a CSIRO radio telescope in Western Australia have nearly doubled the known number of ‘fast radio bursts’— powerful flashes of radio waves from deep space.