IMAGINE trying on new pair of spectacles and when glancing around to test them you spot a monster—that’s exactly what happened when the ASKAP antennas were turned towards a group of three merging galaxies 1.8 billion light years away.
AS PART of Big Data Week (May 2–6), SNWA journalist Cris Burne chatted to local astrophysicist Dr John Morgan about twinkling stars, supermassive black holes, and the supercomputers that makes finding them possible.
AS PART of Big Data Week (April 20-26), ScienceNetwork WA invited the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to share some of its insights on big data through a five-part series. Today, Curtin University Radio Astronomy Professor Steven Tingay explores how huge amounts of data generated by local astronomy projects is managed.
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.