Radio telescopes produce enormous amounts of data, and we need immense computing power to produce even a single image like this one.
One of the objects is a ‘fossil’ radio source – a leftover from the death of a supermassive black hole that once shot out huge jets of plasma.
Through direct comparison with images from Hubble, you can start to see the exquisite detail and clarity Webb provides.
Have astronomers finally found evidence of intelligent found life beyond Earth?
Astronomers studying fast radio bursts recently discovered one that repeats, has a persistent radio signal and originated in a galaxy much closer than it should have.
The object has a highly unusually long rotation period, and was found in an area we call the neutron star ‘graveyard’.
Fanaroff is one of the key individuals responsible for the current growth and strength of astronomy in South Africa.
Complementary science will be at the heart of the Square Kilometre Array.
Next-generation radio telescopes unravel the mysteries of ghostly circles in the sky.
A mysterious repeating signal from our galactic backyard is a reminder the universe is full of unexpected surprises, if only we should look.
Astronomers watched a pair of pulsars for 16 years to test the theory of general relativity, which has stood unchallenged for over a century.
After six decades during which it tracked lunar missions, spotted distant pulsars and quasars, and even expanded our concept of the size of the Universe, the Parkes telescope is still going strong.
Astronomers hunting extraterrestrials were excited to discover an intriguing signal, but closer inspection has revealed it wasn’t aliens.
Fluctuating radio waves that appear to come from near the heart of the Milky Way are a new puzzle for astronomers.
Technology is allowing astronomers to study and analyse galaxies in far more detail than was previously possible.
Australia’s ASKAP radio telescope probes the Universe more deeply than ever before, revealing unseen features of the cosmos.
The pandemic has underscored that the world requires agility for survival. That makes blue skies science, which encourages curiosity and nimble thinking, perhaps more important than ever.
No conclusive evidence that extraterrestrial life exists has been found…yet.
Australian astronomers are part of a prize-winning team that was the first to pinpoint the location of a fast radio burst. But there is much we still don’t know about these mysterious bursts.
Based on what we currently know about the density of giant radio galaxies in the sky, the probability of finding two of them in this region is extremely small.