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The milky way galaxy and our galactic centre by Dave Young (dcysurfer)

Star formation may be halted by cold ionized hydrogen

For the first ever time, scientists at the have detected ionized hydrogen at the lowest frequency ever towards the center of our galaxy. The discovery...
Artist’s impression of CSIRO’s Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope finding a fast radio burst and determining its precise location. The KECK, VLT and Gemini South optical telescopes joined ASKAP with follow-up observations to image the host galaxy. Credit: CSIRO/Dr Andrew Howells

Astronomers make history in a split second

For the first ever time, astronomers have detected the exact location of a powerful one-off burst of cosmic radio waves using CSIRO’s new Australian...
Astronomers discovered two galaxy clusters about to collide

Astronomers discovered two galaxy clusters about to collide

Clusters of galaxies are the largest known gravitationally bound structures in the Universe. At the point when clusters collide, they create merger shocks on...
Artist’s impression of V404 Cygni seen close up. The binary star system consists of a normal star in orbit with a black hole. Material from the star falls towards the black hole and spirals inwards in an accretion disk, with powerful jets being launched from the inner regions close to the black hole. Credit: ICRAR

Black hole nine times larger than the sun is pulling in space and time

Recently, astronomers have detected fast - powerful, relativistic, swirling jets coming from a black hole that lies about 8000 light-years from Earth. The black...
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...