NASA’s Chandra observatory looks at a galaxy in which nothing has happened for billions of years.
Experiment suggests source for lunar liquid – and a possible resource for colonisers. Richard A Lovett reports.
Shifting the planet into a different orbit is possible at least in theory. Space systems engineer Matteo Ceriotti explains.
A huge collaboration of scientists reports important new findings about the shape of the universe and the mysterious force that shapes it. Andrew Masterson reports.
The moon is slowly moving away from the Earth, but what causes that? Mattias Green and David Waltham explore the possible answers.
Enormous ‘celebrity’ molecule confirmed in interstellar medium. Andrew Masterson reports.
NASA orbiter captures particle jets spewing from the most famous black hole in the universe. Andrew Masterson reports.
Long theorised but never observed, helium hydride has now been observed in a young nebula. Andrew Masterson reports.
Researchers plan to turn the galaxy into a giant detector. Richard A Lovett reports.
A method for locating seams of gold and other heavy metals is the unlikely spin-off of Swinburne University’s involvement in a huge experiment to detect dark matter down a mine in Stawell, Victoria. Associate Professor Alan Duffy, from Swinburne’s Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing and a member of the Sodium iodide with Active Background REjection … Continue reading The search for dark matter finds gold
The largest, most powerful telescope ever conceived – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), is going to have over a hundred thousand radiotelescopes spread across Australia and South Africa. Its purpose – to look further out into the universe, and further back in time, than any telescope before. It is, quite simply, the biggest astronomy project … Continue reading Engineering the Square Kilometre Array
Simulations show a collision strong enough to tilt our young planet almost on its side can explain how our moon ended up where it is today. Belinda Smith reports.