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.
After a decade of analysis and thousands of hours of observing time, we have a brand new view of the Milky Way.
Once completed the ‘Five hundred metre Aperture Spherical Telescope’ (FAST) will be the biggest telescope in the world, and the eye at its centre was made right here in Australia.
One of the biggest discoveries in our lifetime has been made which could help scientists answer some of their biggest questions
By Nola Wilkinson Ever wondered what there is between the stars? Dr Naomi McClure-Griffiths not only wonders about it, she’s on a mission to find out. Naomi is fascinated with the life of stars, the behaviour of interstellar gas, and how gas and stars interact. “As an astronomer, I’d like to understand how the