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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

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

Hunting Molecules with the MWA

July 21, 2017

Astronomers have used an Australian radio telescope to observe molecular signatures from stars, gas and dust in our galaxy, which could lead to the detection…

Hunting Molecules with the MWA