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.
The search for the source of a mysterious fast radio burst comes relatively close to home
Astronomers think they've identified which galaxy was the source of a blast radio energy, over in a fraction of a second. And it's much closer to us than the others detected, so far.
Dying, not waving: nearby dwarf galaxy running out of gas
Even though it’s on an astronomical timeline, a close intergalactic neighbour of ours known as the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is slowly dying.
Explosions in the sky: ASKAP detects 20 new Fast Radio Bursts
It took the world's telescopes 10 years to find approximately 20 FRBs. Using ASKAP, a team of Aussie scientist have been able to find 20 in one year.
ASKAP helps us see more of our intergalatic neighbour
Everybody likes to know their neighbours, even on a galactic scale. Our new ASKAP telescope has given us the most detailed radio image yet of our closest neighbour, the dwarf galaxy known as the Small Magellanic Cloud.
Big data (not big rockets) set to propel Australia’s space science
Whatever the future holds for Australia’s space industry, exciting times are ahead, and big data will play a big part.
German telescope wears Aussie tech
We designed and built a sophisticated receiver for Germany’s Effelsberg telescope.
Interference kills the radio star finder
How do you power the world's fastest radio telescope in the remote Australian outback with renewable energy when power stations interfere with the radio signals?
ASKAP telescope speeds up the hunt for new Fast Radio Bursts
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.
One woman’s role in designing the world’s largest radio telescope
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.
The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder finally hits the big-data highway
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.