THE detection of four short bursts of radio waves, possibly arising from explosions billions of light years away, could be powerful tools to study our Universe, according to research published in Science.
RESEARCHERS at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) have analysed the hydrogen composition of galaxies 2 billion light years into the past to gain a clearer picture of how galaxies evolve.
PREPARATIONS for one of Western Australia’s biggest astronomy festivals have been finalised and the list of speakers and activities will be sure to attract astronomy enthusiasts from around the state to the remote Shire of Murchison.
THE highest resolution images ever obtained of a supernova remnant are giving astronomers insights into how these massive explosions occur and in understanding the origins of life.
A RECENT study of stromatolites containing fossils of ancient life in WA’s Pilbara region suggests the most effective method of finding evidence of life on Mars is with a manned mission rather than robotic spacecraft.
SCIENTISTS have drilled 65m into the core of one of Western Australia’s youngest craters in a bid to pinpoint the precise age of the meteor that produced it and its composition.
ASTRONOMERS around the world are keeping their eyes on the recently discovered comets PanStarrs, Lemmon and ISON that are currently making their way through our solar system.
TWO WA scientists have published a study based on analyses of impact-molten rock samples from the 76-million-year-old Lappajärvi crater in Finland, and now they are shifting their focus to craters much closer to home.