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Australia’s commitment to world’s largest telescopeMarch 13, 2019
Australia has joined six other nations in signing an international treaty committing to the construction of the world’s largest science facility – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).
New Norcia Dish sends Perth kids’ messages to the cosmosNovember 27, 2018
Dalkeith Primary School students have transmitted a ‘golden record’ into space, filled with illustrations, photos and messages for the Universe. The Year 5 and 6 students’ transmission was sent this morning from the European Space Agency’s deep space antenna at New Norcia.
Artificial intelligence bot trained to recognise galaxiesOctober 31, 2018
Researchers have taught an artificial intelligence program used to recognise faces on Facebook to identify galaxies in deep space.
Synchronised telescope dance puts limits on mysterious flashes in the skyOctober 29, 2018
Two outback radio telescopes synchronised to observe the same point of sky have discovered more about one of the Universe’s most mysterious events in new research published today.
Moon helps reveal secrets of the UniverseOctober 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.
Aussie telescope almost doubles known number of mysterious ‘fast radio bursts’October 11, 2018
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.