It used to take weeks to find any of these mysterious signals from deep in space but when the new telescope started looking it found one within days. Then another.
What is life on Earth like, according to Year 5 and 6 students?
Students from Dalkeith Primary School in WA are planning to let extraterrestrial life know as part of an activity through our Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools program.
More young women and girls could be encouraged to look to a career in science thanks to the new Superstars in STEM project.
An exclusive look at NASA’s brand new command centre near Canberra built to facilitate communications between Earth and the first people to walk on Mars.
With the latest radio telescopes recording more than 200 terabytes of data daily, our astronomers have to find a way to sift through data quickly and effectively. That’s why they’ve created computers with brains.
The Square Kilometre Array, or SKA, is a next-generation radio telescope that will be vastly more sensitive than the best present-day instruments. It will give astronomers remarkable insights into the formation of the early Universe, including the emergence of the first stars, galaxies and other structures. We caught up with research engineer Mia Baquiran to find out more about this amazing new instrument and her role in getting it off the ground and into the skies.
After months of running in test-mode, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope is now gathering data at an incredible rate to give us a new look at how our universe works.
It’s almost impossible for any human to spot something unknown or unusual in the massive amount of data collected by our telescopes. So we’re teaching an intelligent machine to search the data for us.
Astronomers thought giant galaxies were formed by lots of little galaxies coming together – like rugby players in a scrum. The galaxies would be getting hot and sweaty, grunting a bit, and there’d be general mayhem. We’ve found there’s a scrum going on, but it’s happening in a pool of stuff – like underwater rugby.