A radio telescope in Australia recently captured a stunning image of NGC 4632, a galaxy some 56 million light-years from Earth. The image reveals a halo of cool hydrogen orbiting perpendicular to the galaxy itself.
The Deniliquin structure spans up to 520 kilometres in diameter. This exceeds the size of the near-300km- wide Vredefort impact structure in South Africa, which to date has been considered the world's largest.
Astronomers are now closer to a major technological upgrade. Australia has started construction of its portion of the Square Kilometer Array, a system that should become the world's largest radio telescope.
Australian astronomers have discovered one of the biggest black hole jets in the sky. Spanning more than a million light years from end to end, the jet shoots away from a black hole with enormous energy, and at almost the speed of light.
The overall conclusion of the report is that climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, and resource extraction have pushed Australia's environment into a serious and severely deteriorating state.
Australian researchers have discovered evidence of an approximately four billion-year-old piece of the Earth’s crust that exists beneath the South-West of Western Australia
Fish on Australia's Great Barrier Reef are losing their colour as coral reefs degrade and die during bleaching events, a new study shows.
At 20,000 hectares, the sprawling seagrass (Posidonia australis) is larger than the quaking Aspen trees in Utah, which have been referred to as the largest living plant on earth.
A colossal US$22-billion infrastructure project will send Australian sunshine more than 5,000 km to Singapore, via high-voltage undersea cables.
Australian scientists and Microsoft Corporation invented a single chip that can generate control signals for thousands of qubits, when the world’s biggest quantum computers currently operate with just 50 or so qubits.
A "massive" detached coral reef has been discovered in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Measuring almost 500 m in height, the reef is taller than the Empire State Building and many of the world's other skyscrapers.
Since the mid-1990s, coral in the Great Barrier Reef has declined by more than 50%. The research spanned the entire 2,300 km of the Great Barrier Reef and found a disturbing loss at pretty much every level.
the researchers conclude that the logging of native forest increases the risk and severity of fire. And in the case of the devastating 2019-20 fire season, logging likely had a profound effect.