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.
Negotiating an international astronomy treaty to help reveal the hidden Universe
What goes into building an international astronomy treaty? Our astrophysicist Dr Sarah Pearce represented Australia in the international negotiations to establish the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Observatory as an intergovernmental organisation.
Draw The Dish: colouring templates for big and little kids
Celebrate The Dish's addition to Australia’s National Heritage List with our downloadable colouring templates.
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.
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.
Communicating science to a fresh audience
One of our postdoctoral researchers gives us the lowdown on why communication is a key skill for scientists, and what it was like taking part in Fresh Science.
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.