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.
A bright flash in the sky gives has given us some clues about what lies between galaxies.
Breakthrough Listen — the largest search for extraterrestrial life — has launched today at our Parkes radio telescope, turning its mighty eye on the ‘exo-Earth’ Proxima b.
NASA will be able to better support future robotic and human space missions with the completion and full operation of a new antenna dish at our Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.
After a decade of analysis and thousands of hours of observing time, we have a brand new view of the Milky Way.
Our Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex will be lending a hand on the Exomars mission, lead by the European Space Agency and Roscosmos.
The Netherlands have issued a new stamp series showcasing the unique 400 year relationship between the Netherlands and Australia – and we’ve made the cut!