Here’s a challenge: how would you go about finding something if you didn’t know what it was you were looking for? No, this isn’t an ancient riddle or one of those horrible corporate team building exercises. It’s actually a very real problem being being faced by astronomers using our newest telescope, the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP).
As we celebrate World Space Week, it seems quite fitting that our minds cast back to another big year for space. But before you settle into your lounge, office chair or ergonomic workspace for our tale of space history, we have got some big news.
NASA have just announced that there is flowing, potentially life-giving water on Mars. Here are five things you need to know about this discovery.
We’ve been looking for the gravitational waves theorised by Einstein for 11 years using our Parkes radio telescope. By training our sights on a distant pulsar we hoped to detect signs of those gravitational waves, here’s what we found.
An up and coming astronomer has received a prestigious fellowship award that supports contributions made to science by women.
Dwarf galaxies are the most abundant galaxies in the universe. Yet understanding how these systems behave in galaxy group environments is still a mystery.
Fresh from showing the world the first close encounter images with Pluto last month, our Deep Space Communication Complex in Canberra welcomed the newest member of its dish family to the facility today.
We’ve signed a multi-million dollar agreement to use our 64 metre Parkes radio telescope in the quest to search for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.
Did you fall in love with ET? Or dream of having Mr Spock over to dinner? Popular culture, and science fiction, have filled our minds with a berth of extra-terrestrial characters because we want to believe there is more to this Universe than the humble limits of our Earth. Are we alone? We’re part of a new global initiative that seeks to answer that question.