A brain transplant for one of Australia’s top telescopes
An upgrade for the Australia Telescope Compact Array will enable major new discoveries about the Universe.
Global collaboration is making waves in space
LIGO-Virgo detects the collision of neutron stars for the first time, adding crucial new details to our understanding of the Universe.
After the alert: radio ‘eyes’ hunt the source of the gravitational waves
All it took was a single email alert to send the world's astronomers searching for the source of the latest gravitational wave detected.
‘Hairy stars’ may be roaming our galaxy
Looking at the radio emissions from distant quasars, which appear to twinkle, researchers from Many Astrophyics have found what they think might be the answer: hairy stars.
ATCA reveals white dwarfs, red dwarfs and mystery rays
Observations made by our Australia Telescope Compact Array have provided the ‘coup dé grace’ of evidence in the discovery of a unique pair of stars, proving for the first time that white dwarf stars do emit pulsating radiation.
What to do when your atomic clock just isn’t accurate enough
Find out how our Australian researchers are developing a super-stable atomic clock to keep the Square Kilometre Array in sync.
Astronomers detect mass of one quadrillion Earths
Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith and colleagues estimated the mass of a super massive black hole using data captured by ATCA and ASKAP.
Dwarf galaxies feel the blast from larger neighbours
Dwarf galaxies are the most abundant galaxies in the universe. Yet understanding how these systems behave in galaxy group environments is still a mystery.
Death in the 15th century
A galaxy that 'died' around the same time as England's King Richard III may help astronomers improve their cosmic accounting.
Alcohol points to something fundamental
Australian astronomers Simon Ellingsen (University of Tasmania) and our own Shari Breen, and their international collaborators, have discovered the first class […]
Revealing Circinus’ hidden beauty
The natural world – from the internal structure of cells to enormous galaxies far, far away – is astoundingly beautiful. […]