There are so many galaxies, you can write with them!
It’s National Science Week and this year the annual citizen science project run by ABC Science is astronomy-themed. No guesses for knowing that I’m excited about that! It’s also a nod to 2015 being the…
A composite image of Centaurus A which has a dwarf galaxy ESO 324-G024 nearby.
X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: Rolf Olsen; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Dwarf galaxies are the most abundant galaxies in the universe yet little is known about how they behave, and the impact of larger neighbours.
A colour image of G63349, one of the galaxies in the survey, created using near-infrared (VISTA telescope) and optical (Sloan telescope) data collated by the GAMA survey. (The bright green object is a nearby star.)
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Breaking down the colours in the star light can reveal more about what you are looking at.
Flickr/Indigo Skies Photography
Astronomers can tell a whole lot more about a star or a galaxy if they break up the visible light in a rainbow of colours.
Artist’s impression of CR7.
Astronomers have spotted the earliest known stars in the universe, belonging to a class of chemically pure stars that may never have been seen before.
Wide-eyes: the Square Kilometre Array in the Karoo in South Africa.
The Square Kilometre Array is the world's largest telescope – what will it do and how does it work?