• A nice view at ‘first light’

    SPECULOOS shows that it’s ready for action.

    This spectacular portrait of the Centaurus A galaxy was one of the “first light images” taken by SPECULOOS (Search fo...

    Astronomy July 30, 2019
  • A galaxy in bloom

    Hydrogen gas makes NGC 972 shine bright.

    This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows bright pockets of star formation blooming like roses in a spiral gal...

    Astronomy July 8, 2019
  • Closing in on a fast radio burst

    A ‘new killer app’ helped with an important breakthrough.

    By Keith Bannister and Shivani Bhandari, CSIRO Astronomers have spent the past dozen years hunting for fast radio bu...

    Astrophysics June 28, 2019
  • The Whirlpool does Warhol

    Art meets science as we see a galaxy in different lights

    These four images of the Whirlpool galaxy show how different wavelengths of light can reveal different features of a ...

    Astronomy June 27, 2019
  • Small galaxy, big heart

    Astronomers find there’s a lot going on in ESO 495-21.

    Nestled within this field of bright foreground stars lies ESO 495-21, a tiny galaxy with a big heart. While barely 30...

    Astronomy June 16, 2019
  • Mature, shapely, and with some beautiful bars

    Distant galaxy give clues to the structure of the Milky Way.

    It’s difficult to know what your home looks like if you don’t, or can’t, leave it. Take the Milky Way, for instance....

    Astronomy June 11, 2019
  • Sparkle and spiral

    Hubble captures the visual splendour of a distant galaxy.

    This is a galaxy dubbed NGC 2903. It lies about 30 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Leo, and si...

    Astronomy May 7, 2019
  • Galaxy containing first black hole picture revealed

    NASA orbiter captures black hole spewing particle jets.

    An image from NASA’s Spitzer Telescope has put the first-ever direct black hole picture, taken by the Event Horizon T...

    Astrophysics April 26, 2019
  • Astronomers react to black hole images

    First image of black hole has amazed Australian experts.

    In one of the biggest scientific announcements of recent times, an international collaboration of astronomers and ast...

    ASC Edits April 11, 2019
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    In search of the ghosts of dead galaxies

    Ivo Labbé helped discover odd dead galaxies.

    Associate Professor Ivo Labbé is hunting dead galaxies from the dawn of time. These cosmic relics passed their active...

    ASC Edits March 25, 2019
  • Galaxy clusters much more common than thought

    Data mining exercise reveals a whole new class of astronomical structure. Andrew Masterson reports.

    A re-examination of data gathered a decade ago by astronomers using a 3.9-metre telescope located at the Siding Sprin...

    Space January 8, 2019
  • Crippled and gigantic, a tadpole-shaped galaxy

    An enormous discovery prompts a rethink on the maximum size of disrupted star systems. Andrew Mas...

    A huge but profoundly damaged galaxy has been identified by a team of researchers from Israel, the US and Russia.The ...

    Space November 20, 2018
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