Five twinkling galaxies help us uncover the mystery of the Milky Way’s missing matter
Thanks to the discovery of five twinkling galaxies in a rare alignment, astronomers have been able to calculate the properties and geometry of an invisible gas cloud in space.
A thread of the cosmic web: astronomers spot a 50 million light-year galactic filament
Until recently, the Universe's gas filaments have been elusive. But now one was detected with our ASKAP radio telescope.
Bad space weather may make life impossible near Proxima Centauri
We recently detected the signature of fierce space weather from Proxima Cen, which implies an orbiting planet could be blasted with hazardous particles and magnetic fields.
We’ve mapped a million previously undiscovered galaxies beyond the Milky Way. Take the virtual tour here.
Astronomers have mapped about a million previously undiscovered galaxies beyond the Milky Way, in the most detailed survey of the southern sky ever carried out using radio waves.
ASKAP searches for afterglow of gravitational wave
The latest analysis of gravitational waves from an event detected by LIGO may change our understanding of neutron stars and black holes. Our ASKAP radio telescope has a key role to play in unravelling the mystery.
Closing in on the cosmic mystery of fast radio bursts
Our astronomer Dr Shivani Bhandari is making breakthroughs in her study of mysterious signals from outer space: fast radio bursts.
Half the matter in the universe was missing – we found it hiding in the cosmos
Cosmologists had only been able to find half the matter that should exist in the universe. With the help of our telescope, researchers just found the rest.
Our big breakthroughs in 2019
2019 was a big year for us. Before you head off for the end of year break, let’s reflect on the exciting science we brought to you this year.
A chance encounter with a pulsar
Our scientists accidentally stumbled upon a pulsar (a highly magnetized rotating neutron star). This chance discovery was made thanks to the ASKAP telescope.
The answer may not be 42: fast radio burst traced to a distant galaxy
In a world first, astronomers using our ASKAP telescope have pinpointed the location of a fast radio burst in the Universe taking us one step closer to solving an astronomical mystery.
Meet our space sifter
Tim Galvin only wants to worry about the ‘cool, interesting’ stuff. Which might explain why he’s working on an algorithm to sift supernovas from Moon dust.