An image of AstroQuest galaxy alongside how it looks in the AstroQuest platform once a citizen scientist has ‘helped’ the computer to identify what belongs to the main galaxy and what doesn’t. Credit: ICRAR/AstroQuest

Volunteers want to help unlock the secrets of our universe

In a new citizen science project launched today—known as AstroQuest, scientists are appealing for public help to study images of galaxies and unravel the...
Fourteen radio galaxy predictions ClaRAN made during its scan of radio and infrared data. All predictions were made with a high ‘confidence’ level, shown as the number above the detection box. A confidence of 1.00 indicates ClaRAN is extremely confident both that the source detected is a radio galaxy jet system and that it has classified it correctly. Credit: Dr Chen Wu and Dr Ivy Wong, ICRAR/UWA.

Using AI to identify galaxies in deep space

Scientists at the ICRAR thought to use AI program called ClaRAN in order to identify faces on Facebook to identify galaxies in deep space. This AI...
Radio waves from our galaxy, the Milky Way, reflecting off the surface of the Moon and observed by the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope located in outback Western Australia. Credit: Dr Ben McKinley, Curtin University/ICRAR/ASTRO 3D. Moon image courtesy of NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University.

Moon helps reveal secrets of the Universe

A team of astronomers led by Dr Benjamin McKinley at Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and the...
A red, green, blue composite image of the Large Magellanic Cloud (left) and Small Magellanic Cloud (right) made from radio wavelength observations taken at 123MHz, 181MHz and 227MHz. At these wavelengths, emission from cosmic rays and the hot gases belonging to the star forming regions and supernova remnants of the galaxy are visible. Credit: ICRAR.

Telescope maps cosmic rays in large and small magellanic clouds

A radio telescope in outback Western Australia has been utilized to watch radiation from infinite beams in two neighboring cosmic systems, demonstrating zones of...
A ‘radio colour’ view of the sky above a ‘tile’ of the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope, located in outback Western Australia. The Milky Way is visible as a band across the sky and the dots beyond are some of the 300,000 galaxies observed by the telescope for the GLEAM survey. Red indicates the lowest frequencies, green the middle frequencies and blue the highest frequencies. Credit: Radio image by Natasha Hurley-Walker (ICRAR/Curtin) and the GLEAM Team. MWA tile and landscape by Dr John Goldsmith / Celestial Visions.

Astronomers collaborated to monitor space

Astronomers at the Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) have collaborated with Adelaide company Silentium Defence to devise...
Blazars are a type of active galaxy with one one of its jets pointing toward us. In this artistic rendering, a blazar emits both neutrinos and gamma rays could be detected by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory as well as by other telescopes on Earth and in space. Credit: IceCube/NASA

Scientists find evidence of far-distant neutrino source

Scientists at the University of Adelaide and Curtin University have detected a wellspring of high-energy particles called neutrinos: an enthusiastic cosmic system around 4...
This Hubble image reveals the gigantic Pinwheel galaxy, one of the best known examples of “grand design spirals”, and its supergiant star-forming regions in unprecedented detail. The image is the largest and most detailed photo of a spiral galaxy ever released from Hubble. Credit: ESA/NASA

Astronomers discovered that galaxies spin like clockwork

According to the latest finding by the ICRAR scientists, all galaxies rotate once every billion years, no matter how big they are. The Earth turning around...
Scientists have detected a signal from the earliest stars

Scientists have detected a signal from the earliest stars

After the Big Bang, the Universe cooled and went dark for millions of years. In the darkness, gravity pulled matter together until stars formed...
The Milky Way and Andromeda during the merger

Milky ways are attached with neighboring galactic arms race

Andromeda galaxy was considered as two to three times the size of the Milky Way. What's more, that our own cosmic system would, at...