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ESA to build second deep space dish in WA

06 May, 2021

The European Space Agency will collaborate with the Australian Space Agency on the construction of a deep space antenna at New Norcia, 140 km north of Perth.


Aus invests $387m in the world's largest radio telescope

20 April, 2021

The Australian Government is investing $387 million to co-host the world's largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).


X-rays detected from Uranus for the first time

07 April, 2021

Scientists saw a clear detection of X-rays from their first observation, just analysed recently, and a possible flare of X-rays in those obtained 15 years later.


'The Dish' set to support more Moon landings

06 April, 2021

CSIRO has signed a new five-year agreement with aerospace company Intuitive Machines to support multiple lunar missions.


Black hole is even more massive than we thought

26 February, 2021

New observations of the first black hole ever detected have revealed that it is in fact the most massive stellar-mass black hole ever detected without the use of gravitational waves.


Perseverance rover lands safely on Mars

19 February, 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover — the largest, most advanced rover the agency has ever sent to another world — touched down on Mars after a 203-day journey.


Australian lunar exploration mission announced

17 December, 2020

SEVEN SISTERS is a mission to send nanosatellites and exploration sensors to the Moon to search for abundant, accessible water and resources in 2023.


CSIRO telescope surveys the Southern Sky in record time

02 December, 2020

The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder has conducted its first survey of the entire Southern Sky, mapping approximately 3 million galaxies in just 300 hours.


QUT joins the search for ancient life on Mars

23 October, 2020 by Lauren Davis

QUT will develop software to crunch the complex geochemical data that will be captured by the Perseverance rover during its mission to search for ancient life on Mars.


Black hole spotted devouring a star

15 October, 2020

A rare blast of light, emitted by a star as it was sucked in by a supermassive black hole, has been spotted by scientists using telescopes from around the world.


Australia set to co-host the world's largest telescope

02 October, 2020

Western Australia will host the Square Kilometre Array's 130,000 antennas, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity for Australia.


Mysterious object found in black hole collision

30 June, 2020

The LIGO and Virgo observatories have detected gravitational waves caused by the collision of a black hole, accompanied by a mysterious astrophysical object.


Pulsar observed 'powering up'

03 June, 2020

Astronomers have observed the full process of material spiralling into a distant neutron star, triggering an X-ray outburst thousands of times brighter than our Sun.


Galaxies grow by 'eating' their smaller neighbours

29 April, 2020

Exactly how massive galaxies attain their size is poorly understood, but now a combination of observation and modelling has provided a vital clue.


Newly discovered star pulsates on just one side

13 March, 2020

A star that pulsates on just one side has been discovered in the Milky Way — and while such stars have been predicted in theory, this is the first of its kind to be recorded.


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