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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.

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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.

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TEN billion years ago galaxies were brimming over with cold hydrogen gas, and stars were forming from this medium at ten times the rate of current galaxies, so what happened?

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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.

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WA ASTRONOMERS have discovered a radio galaxy near Earth by accident.

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YOU could almost say the stars were aligned for Carole Jackson to become an astronomer.

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CometISON CreditNASAWHEN Comet ISON was discovered by amateur astronomers in September last year it was quickly dubbed the comet of the century.

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LisaHarveySmith lowresWOMEN astronomers from across the nation were celebrated at the Astronomical Society of Australia’s annual Women in Astronomy Workshop in Perth recently.

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LemmonCometpngASTRONOMERS 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.

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Crater goatpaddockTWO 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.

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