Astrophysics

  • Engineering the Square Kilometre Array

    Square Kilometre Array creates unique engineering challenges.

    The largest, most powerful telescope ever conceived – the Square Kilometre Array, is going to have over a hundred tho...

    Space February 26, 2019
  • Moon-forming crash sent Earth into a spin

    The collision was strong enough to tilt our young planet.

    There's plenty about our familiar grey moon we still don't know for sure. How did it form? Why is its orbit tilted sl...

    Astrophysics November 1, 2016
  • Dark matter uncovered

    Like rain drops on a spinning bicycle wheel…

    Most of the matter in the Universe consists of stuff we can’t see. It is dubbed “dark matter” and we know it must be ...

    Astrophysics November 9, 2015
  • NASA finds neon in Moon's thin atmosphere

    Presence of neon has been a subject of speculation.

    NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer – known as LADEE – found neon in the lunar atmosphere during it...

    Space August 18, 2015
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