#csirospace

Have you ever looked up to the stars and wondered what’s out there? 🤩⠀
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The Universe presents so many questions. And an international team of astronomers has just found something that could lead to some answers. ⠀
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Using our new ASKAP radio telescope in remote Western Australia, they’ve managed to locate the origin of a mysterious fast radio burst. 📡⠀
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With their super-sleuthing skills, the team has discovered that the burst – known as FRB180924 – occurred in a relatively large galaxy. The galaxy is the same size and mass of our own Milky Way galaxy. And it’s about 3.6 billion light years away in the constellation Grus. 🤯⠀
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This is the first time that a one-off burst has been pinpointed to a precise location in the Universe. It brings us closer to figuring out what is causing the bursts. 💥⠀
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#csiro #science #space #australia #CSIROspace #fastradioburst #thetruthisoutthere #universe #astronomy #askap #galaxy
Have you ever looked up to the stars and wondered what’s out there? 🤩⠀

The Universe presents so many questions. And an international team of astronomers has just found something that could lead to some answers. ⠀

Using our new ASKAP radio telescope in remote Western Australia, they’ve managed to locate the origin of a mysterious fast radio burst. 📡⠀

With their super-sleuthing skills, the team has discovered that the burst – known as FRB180924 – occurred in a relatively large galaxy. The galaxy is the same size and mass of our own Milky Way galaxy. And it’s about 3.6 billion light years away in the constellation Grus. 🤯⠀

This is the first time that a one-off burst has been pinpointed to a precise location in the Universe. It brings us closer to figuring out what is causing the bursts. 💥⠀

#csiro #science #space #australia #CSIROspace #fastradioburst #thetruthisoutthere #universe #astronomy #askap #galaxy
My ticket, signed at a meet and greet by Andy Thomas, South Australia's astronaut. Andy shared our interest in Woomera once again gaining prominence in space launches and he has assisted in the establishment of our new Adelaide space agency.
#australianspaceagency #universitysa #modatunisa #shssp19 #adlspacesummer #riaus #woomerasouthaustralia #raytheoncompany #rafspadeadam #esahistory #guianaspacecentre #lakehart #islandlagoon #deepspacetrackingstation #deepspacenetwork #soundingrockets #nurrungar #fleetspace #arianegroup #astrotech #defencescience #uqspace #uqengtech #baesystemsinc #uaespaceagency #raafbaseedinburgh #csirospace #saspaceforum #scienceexchange #ausSMC
My ticket, signed at a meet and greet by Andy Thomas, South Australia's astronaut. Andy shared our interest in Woomera once again gaining prominence in space launches and he has assisted in the establishment of our new Adelaide space agency.
#australianspaceagency #universitysa #modatunisa #shssp19 #adlspacesummer #riaus #woomerasouthaustralia #raytheoncompany #rafspadeadam #esahistory #guianaspacecentre #lakehart #islandlagoon #deepspacetrackingstation #deepspacenetwork #soundingrockets #nurrungar #fleetspace #arianegroup #astrotech #defencescience #uqspace #uqengtech #baesystemsinc #uaespaceagency #raafbaseedinburgh #csirospace #saspaceforum #scienceexchange #ausSMC
Europa F8 launch from Woomera, South Australia, 1969.
#australianspaceagency #universitysa #modatunisa #shssp19 #adlspacesummer #riaus #woomerasouthaustralia #raytheoncompany #rafspadeadam #esahistory #guianaspacecentre #lakehart #islandlagoon #deepspacetrackingstation #deepspacenetwork #soundingrockets #nurrungar #fleetspace #arianegroup #astrotech #defencescience #uqspace #uqengtech #baesystemsinc #uaespaceagency #raafbaseedinburgh #csirospace #saspaceforum #scienceexchange #ausSMC
Europa F8 launch from Woomera, South Australia, 1969.
#australianspaceagency #universitysa #modatunisa #shssp19 #adlspacesummer #riaus #woomerasouthaustralia #raytheoncompany #rafspadeadam #esahistory #guianaspacecentre #lakehart #islandlagoon #deepspacetrackingstation #deepspacenetwork #soundingrockets #nurrungar #fleetspace #arianegroup #astrotech #defencescience #uqspace #uqengtech #baesystemsinc #uaespaceagency #raafbaseedinburgh #csirospace #saspaceforum #scienceexchange #ausSMC
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope will be so sensitive it could detect an airport radar on a planet tens of light years away. It will revolutionise our understanding of the Universe and the laws of fundamental physics. 🤯

The telescope will ultimately have a total collecting area of one square kilometre (hence the name) – ten times larger than any existing facility. The antennas will be located in both Australia and South Africa. In Australia, the SKA will be located at our Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in outback Western Australia. A team of Australian engineers and scientists has  designed the local infrastructure for the SKA taking the billion-dollar global project one step closer to reality.

Construction on the world's largest telescope is expected to begin in 2020.

#csiro #science #astronomy #ska #telescope #csirospace #space #westernaustralia #australia #WA
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope will be so sensitive it could detect an airport radar on a planet tens of light years away. It will revolutionise our understanding of the Universe and the laws of fundamental physics. 🤯

The telescope will ultimately have a total collecting area of one square kilometre (hence the name) – ten times larger than any existing facility. The antennas will be located in both Australia and South Africa. In Australia, the SKA will be located at our Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in outback Western Australia. A team of Australian engineers and scientists has designed the local infrastructure for the SKA taking the billion-dollar global project one step closer to reality.

Construction on the world's largest telescope is expected to begin in 2020.

#csiro #science #astronomy #ska #telescope #csirospace #space #westernaustralia #australia #WA
Astronomers think they might have just watched the birth of a black hole in real time. The blast was 100 billion times brighter than the Sun - spotted on the edge of a galaxy 200 million light years away. It's been dubbed "the Cow". The event was tracked for months by more than 100 astronomers using telescopes around the world and in the sky.

The jury is still out about what caused it — astronomers say it could be a new type of cosmic blast or black hole shredding a star. 📸: Bill Saxton/NRAO/AUI/NSF 
#CSIROspace #csiro #space #blackhole #science #sciencenews #discovery #supernova #astronomy #stars
Astronomers think they might have just watched the birth of a black hole in real time. The blast was 100 billion times brighter than the Sun - spotted on the edge of a galaxy 200 million light years away. It's been dubbed "the Cow". The event was tracked for months by more than 100 astronomers using telescopes around the world and in the sky.

The jury is still out about what caused it — astronomers say it could be a new type of cosmic blast or black hole shredding a star. 📸: Bill Saxton/NRAO/AUI/NSF
#CSIROspace #csiro #space #blackhole #science #sciencenews #discovery #supernova #astronomy #stars
Fun fact: Earth's Moon is the fifth largest moon in the Solar System.

#science #funfact #csiro #space #csirospace
Fun fact: Earth's Moon is the fifth largest moon in the Solar System.

#science #funfact #csiro #space #csirospace
In October 2018 a new mission to Mercury called BepiColombo was launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency. The spacecraft will arrive at the closest planet to our sun in 2025 and will experience temperatures exceeding 350⁰C.

As BepiColombo started on its long journey, a network of ground stations around the world was following its every moment. The network includes three deep space tracking stations – in Spain, Argentina and Australia – which are controlled by a command centre in Darmstadt Germany.

The Australian station, at New Norcia about 130 km north-earth of Perth in Western Australia, received the first signals that BepiColombo was safely on its way. 
From June 2019 we’ll be taking on the maintenance and operational support for the New Norcia station on ESA’s behalf. Being in the southern hemisphere, Australia has a natural advantage for tracking spacecraft and radio astronomy: we have a different view of the Universe than the northern hemisphere. 📸: ESA/S. Marti

#csirospace #csiro #space #mercury #newnorcia #europeanspaceagency  #science #research #australia #BepiColombo
In October 2018 a new mission to Mercury called BepiColombo was launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency. The spacecraft will arrive at the closest planet to our sun in 2025 and will experience temperatures exceeding 350⁰C.

As BepiColombo started on its long journey, a network of ground stations around the world was following its every moment. The network includes three deep space tracking stations – in Spain, Argentina and Australia – which are controlled by a command centre in Darmstadt Germany.

The Australian station, at New Norcia about 130 km north-earth of Perth in Western Australia, received the first signals that BepiColombo was safely on its way.
From June 2019 we’ll be taking on the maintenance and operational support for the New Norcia station on ESA’s behalf. Being in the southern hemisphere, Australia has a natural advantage for tracking spacecraft and radio astronomy: we have a different view of the Universe than the northern hemisphere. 📸: ESA/S. Marti

#csirospace #csiro #space #mercury #newnorcia #europeanspaceagency #science #research #australia #BepiColombo
QUOCKA/POSSUM busy week group photo... When our Stokes powers combine, the magnetised universe is revealed!

Check out that gender diversity -- Go team polarisation!

#womeninstem #polarisation #cosmicmagnetism #csirospace @csirogram
QUOCKA/POSSUM busy week group photo... When our Stokes powers combine, the magnetised universe is revealed!

Check out that gender diversity -- Go team polarisation!

#womeninstem #polarisation #cosmicmagnetism #csirospace @csirogram
The Dish
Parkes, New South Wales
Fujifilm X-E2, XF55-200f3.5-4.8 OIS

Road trip

#fujixaus #thedish #fujifilmx_au #fujifilmxe2 #xf55200 #visitnsw #parkesnsw #brisbanephotographer #csirospace #astronomy
The Dish
Parkes, New South Wales
Fujifilm X-E2, XF55-200f3.5-4.8 OIS

Road trip

#fujixaus #thedish #fujifilmx_au #fujifilmxe2 #xf55200 #visitnsw #parkesnsw #brisbanephotographer #csirospace #astronomy
"Powerful gushers of energy from seething stars can sculpt eerie-looking figures with long, flowing veils of gas and dust. One striking example is "the Ghost of Cassiopeia," officially known as IC 63, located 550 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen.

The nebula’s ethereal glow might remind people of apparitions such as those reported by paranormal investigators. In reality, it's simply hydrogen that is being bombarded with ultraviolet radiation from the nearby, blue-giant star Gamma Cassiopeiae (not seen here), causing it to glow in red light. The blue color is from light reflected off of the nebula’s dust.

The IC 63 nebula is not the only object under the influence of the blinding star, which unleashes as much energy as 34,000 suns. The Ghost Nebula is part of a much larger nebulous region surrounding Gamma Cassiopeiae that measures approximately two degrees on the sky — roughly four times as wide as the full Moon.

The constellation Cassiopeia is visible every clear night from mid-northern and higher latitudes. Its distinctive "W" asterism, which forms the queen's throne, is best seen high in the sky on autumn and winter evenings. Gamma Cassiopeiae, the middle star in the W, is visible to the unaided eye, but a large telescope is needed to see IC 63.

Hubble photographed IC 63 in August 2016.
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Image Credits: NASA, ESA and STScI; Acknowledgment: H. Arab (University of Strasbourg)

#nasa #cassiopeia #space #nebula #csirospace #csiro #science
"Powerful gushers of energy from seething stars can sculpt eerie-looking figures with long, flowing veils of gas and dust. One striking example is "the Ghost of Cassiopeia," officially known as IC 63, located 550 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen.

The nebula’s ethereal glow might remind people of apparitions such as those reported by paranormal investigators. In reality, it's simply hydrogen that is being bombarded with ultraviolet radiation from the nearby, blue-giant star Gamma Cassiopeiae (not seen here), causing it to glow in red light. The blue color is from light reflected off of the nebula’s dust.

The IC 63 nebula is not the only object under the influence of the blinding star, which unleashes as much energy as 34,000 suns. The Ghost Nebula is part of a much larger nebulous region surrounding Gamma Cassiopeiae that measures approximately two degrees on the sky — roughly four times as wide as the full Moon.

The constellation Cassiopeia is visible every clear night from mid-northern and higher latitudes. Its distinctive "W" asterism, which forms the queen's throne, is best seen high in the sky on autumn and winter evenings. Gamma Cassiopeiae, the middle star in the W, is visible to the unaided eye, but a large telescope is needed to see IC 63.

Hubble photographed IC 63 in August 2016.
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Image Credits: NASA, ESA and STScI; Acknowledgment: H. Arab (University of Strasbourg)

#nasa #cassiopeia #space #nebula #csirospace #csiro #science
"A handful of aspiring young cricketers have been joined by some of the country’s biggest hitters as they tried to “blast” a ball into space to launch Cricket Australia’s new kids program Woolworths Cricket Blast.

Big Bash League heroes Chris Lynn, Peter Handscomb, Alyssa Healy, Ash Gardner and Nic Carey today climbed our radio telescope in the New South Wales country town of Parkes, to re-enact the famous cricket scene from the iconic movie The Dish, a story of Australia’s involvement in the 1969 moon landing.

The movie saw two engineers turn the giant radio telescope, used for beaming live television pictures of the Apollo 11 mission to the world, into a makeshift cricket pitch. Today that scene was recreated as kids from across country New South Wales faced the cricket stars in a match upon the giant structure.
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@cricketaustralia #woolworthscricketblast #cricket #thedish #parkes #csirospace #space
"A handful of aspiring young cricketers have been joined by some of the country’s biggest hitters as they tried to “blast” a ball into space to launch Cricket Australia’s new kids program Woolworths Cricket Blast.

Big Bash League heroes Chris Lynn, Peter Handscomb, Alyssa Healy, Ash Gardner and Nic Carey today climbed our radio telescope in the New South Wales country town of Parkes, to re-enact the famous cricket scene from the iconic movie The Dish, a story of Australia’s involvement in the 1969 moon landing.

The movie saw two engineers turn the giant radio telescope, used for beaming live television pictures of the Apollo 11 mission to the world, into a makeshift cricket pitch. Today that scene was recreated as kids from across country New South Wales faced the cricket stars in a match upon the giant structure.
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@cricketaustralia #woolworthscricketblast #cricket #thedish #parkes #csirospace #space
We're going to the Mooon!

Like the fellowship's journey to Mordor, bold endeavours have a tendency to unite the disparate, to bring them together, and in the darkness of space, bind them. And that’s exactly what the Moon does! (Bonus fact, Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, has its own Mordor.)
That’s right, “a sector-wide 'lunar challenge' is an exciting opportunity for Australian industry to contribute to a common goal aimed at growing the size of our domestic space industry to $12billion by 2030. 
It would also be used to inspire future generations with a new grand challenge, just as the Apollo program did in the 1960s and 1970s. 
This all involves building capabilities in: 
Autonomous robotic systems: Deep space exploration missions are hostile environments for humans, so developments in machine learning, AI and robotics are essential to gather data and supporting analytics. 
In-situ resource utilisation: Using local resources at the exploration destination could require mapping and prospecting, processing of new minerals and materials and additive manufacturing capabilities. 
Habitat and life support: Deep space exploration missions require innovative systems for all aspects of habitat and life support including food, medicine and shelter and waste management. 
Power and propulsion: Technology solutions suitable for in-situ power generation, energy harvesting and storage, engine and fuel options for rockets and in-space propulsion.” #csirospace #space #
moon #lunarbase #moonshots #spaceindustry
We're going to the Mooon!

Like the fellowship's journey to Mordor, bold endeavours have a tendency to unite the disparate, to bring them together, and in the darkness of space, bind them. And that’s exactly what the Moon does! (Bonus fact, Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, has its own Mordor.)
That’s right, “a sector-wide 'lunar challenge' is an exciting opportunity for Australian industry to contribute to a common goal aimed at growing the size of our domestic space industry to $12billion by 2030.
It would also be used to inspire future generations with a new grand challenge, just as the Apollo program did in the 1960s and 1970s.
This all involves building capabilities in:
Autonomous robotic systems: Deep space exploration missions are hostile environments for humans, so developments in machine learning, AI and robotics are essential to gather data and supporting analytics.
In-situ resource utilisation: Using local resources at the exploration destination could require mapping and prospecting, processing of new minerals and materials and additive manufacturing capabilities.
Habitat and life support: Deep space exploration missions require innovative systems for all aspects of habitat and life support including food, medicine and shelter and waste management.
Power and propulsion: Technology solutions suitable for in-situ power generation, energy harvesting and storage, engine and fuel options for rockets and in-space propulsion.” #csirospace #space #
moon #lunarbase #moonshots #spaceindustry
You have to be a special kind of person to get up every day, go to a telescope you helped build and analyse more than 30 metres of charts by eye. You have to be even more special to notice in all that length of data a tiny ‘scruff’. Luckily for science, Jocelyn Bell is that kind of person. Working with her supervisor Antony Hewish, Bell captured a detailed recording of the strange signal. From this, she could see that the ‘scruff’ was a train of pulses. After months of eliminating different potential sources, Bell and Hewish had officially made one of the most significant scientific achievements of the 20th century: they discovered pulsars. A pulsar is a small, spinning star – a giant ball of neutrons, left behind after a normal star has died in a fiery explosion. Pulsars help us do lots of important things including finding gravitational waves, test the general theory of relativity and determine the structure of our galaxy. .
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#csiro #science #research #space #astronomy #thedish #stars #csirospace #pulsars #discovery #womeninSTEM
You have to be a special kind of person to get up every day, go to a telescope you helped build and analyse more than 30 metres of charts by eye. You have to be even more special to notice in all that length of data a tiny ‘scruff’. Luckily for science, Jocelyn Bell is that kind of person. Working with her supervisor Antony Hewish, Bell captured a detailed recording of the strange signal. From this, she could see that the ‘scruff’ was a train of pulses. After months of eliminating different potential sources, Bell and Hewish had officially made one of the most significant scientific achievements of the 20th century: they discovered pulsars. A pulsar is a small, spinning star – a giant ball of neutrons, left behind after a normal star has died in a fiery explosion. Pulsars help us do lots of important things including finding gravitational waves, test the general theory of relativity and determine the structure of our galaxy. .
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#csiro #science #research #space #astronomy #thedish #stars #csirospace #pulsars #discovery #womeninSTEM
This is dust. Not that gross dust that's sloughed off skin fed on by dust mites or that congeals as 'bunnies', but this is 'cometary-type interplanetary dust' collected by one of NASA's stratospheric airfcraft—that's the stratosphere of Earth's upper atmosphere. 
This dust wasn't made airborne when you shook out your jumper, but, rather, during the formation of the Solar System. Loose components like this particle—carbon, silicates, ice—globbed together in various forms to create planets. Like the lip-worth of icing left-over after a cake, there's still dust motes like this floating about after the Solar System's stellar bake off.

#nasa #solarsystem #space #csirospace #csiro #research #dust
This is dust. Not that gross dust that's sloughed off skin fed on by dust mites or that congeals as 'bunnies', but this is 'cometary-type interplanetary dust' collected by one of NASA's stratospheric airfcraft—that's the stratosphere of Earth's upper atmosphere.
This dust wasn't made airborne when you shook out your jumper, but, rather, during the formation of the Solar System. Loose components like this particle—carbon, silicates, ice—globbed together in various forms to create planets. Like the lip-worth of icing left-over after a cake, there's still dust motes like this floating about after the Solar System's stellar bake off.

#nasa #solarsystem #space #csirospace #csiro #research #dust
How does a neutron star cool off? Not with an icy-cold beverage apparently. Neutron stars are the collapsed remnants of exploded stars. And now scientists from Michigan State University have witnessed a neutron star rapidly cooling its core by emitting lightweight, subatomic particles called neutrinos. The result adds to evidence that scientists are gathering to understand the ultradense matter that is squished deep within a neutron star’s center.
Illustration: Dana Berry/NASA
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#science #csiro #nasa #research #space #stars #astrophysics #csirospace
How does a neutron star cool off? Not with an icy-cold beverage apparently. Neutron stars are the collapsed remnants of exploded stars. And now scientists from Michigan State University have witnessed a neutron star rapidly cooling its core by emitting lightweight, subatomic particles called neutrinos. The result adds to evidence that scientists are gathering to understand the ultradense matter that is squished deep within a neutron star’s center.
Illustration: Dana Berry/NASA
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#science #csiro #nasa #research #space #stars #astrophysics #csirospace
This is TESS, NASA's new planet hunter. TESS will search around our nearest stars and astronomers hope the it will find at least 20,000 new alien worlds.
The minibus-sized craft is equipped with four wide field cameras that can see in the near-infrared spectrum, looking for dips in light as planets pass in front of their stars.

Image: MIT
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#NASA #TESS #satellite #csiro #science #space #research #CSIROspace #aliens #exoplanets #stars #spaceexploration
This is TESS, NASA's new planet hunter. TESS will search around our nearest stars and astronomers hope the it will find at least 20,000 new alien worlds.
The minibus-sized craft is equipped with four wide field cameras that can see in the near-infrared spectrum, looking for dips in light as planets pass in front of their stars.

Image: MIT
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#NASA #TESS #satellite #csiro #science #space #research #CSIROspace #aliens #exoplanets #stars #spaceexploration
"A timeline of the universe, updated to show when the first stars emerged. 
This updated timeline of the universe reflects the recent discovery that the first stars emerged by 180 million years after the Big Bang. The research behind this timeline was conducted by Judd Bowman of Arizona State University and his colleagues, with funding from the National Science Foundation." #nasa #firststars #stars #csiro #science #research #CSIROspace #environment #sciart #space
"A timeline of the universe, updated to show when the first stars emerged.
This updated timeline of the universe reflects the recent discovery that the first stars emerged by 180 million years after the Big Bang. The research behind this timeline was conducted by Judd Bowman of Arizona State University and his colleagues, with funding from the National Science Foundation." #nasa #firststars #stars #csiro #science #research #CSIROspace #environment #sciart #space
This is one of the world's most sophisticated new satellites, called NovaSAR.

The NovaSAR satellite, developed by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) in the UK, utilises Synthetic Aperture Radar (or SAR) which is an advanced form of radar technology providing extremely high resolution images of Earth from space.

The key advantage of SAR technology is that it operates effectively in 'all-weather' conditions. This overcomes the main drawback of traditional optical imaging satellites as it can take images of Earth through clouds, and even at night.
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#csiro #science #research #australia #environment #space #csirospace #satellite
This is one of the world's most sophisticated new satellites, called NovaSAR.

The NovaSAR satellite, developed by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) in the UK, utilises Synthetic Aperture Radar (or SAR) which is an advanced form of radar technology providing extremely high resolution images of Earth from space.

The key advantage of SAR technology is that it operates effectively in 'all-weather' conditions. This overcomes the main drawback of traditional optical imaging satellites as it can take images of Earth through clouds, and even at night.
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#csiro #science #research #australia #environment #space #csirospace #satellite
Kangaroos bounding over sweeping plains, a flock of galahs twisting through pitiless blue skies, and our Parkes radio telescope—an icon of Australian science—uncovering hidden secrets far, far away, all in one very Australian clip for you to enjoy this weekend. 
At 64 metres wide, the Parkes radio telescope is designed to pick up faint radio signals from the Universe. It has found more than half of the 2,600 known pulsars, rapidly spinning neutron stars, which could even be intergalactic navigation tools. Depicted on the first Australian $50 note, the Parkes telescope is one of the four instruments making up our Australia Telescope National Facility, which we manage on behalf of the nation. Continually upgraded and still cutting-edge, it’s available to Australian and international researchers.

#csirospace #csiro #australiaday #thedish #parkes #astronomy #space #science
Kangaroos bounding over sweeping plains, a flock of galahs twisting through pitiless blue skies, and our Parkes radio telescope—an icon of Australian science—uncovering hidden secrets far, far away, all in one very Australian clip for you to enjoy this weekend.
At 64 metres wide, the Parkes radio telescope is designed to pick up faint radio signals from the Universe. It has found more than half of the 2,600 known pulsars, rapidly spinning neutron stars, which could even be intergalactic navigation tools. Depicted on the first Australian $50 note, the Parkes telescope is one of the four instruments making up our Australia Telescope National Facility, which we manage on behalf of the nation. Continually upgraded and still cutting-edge, it’s available to Australian and international researchers.

#csirospace #csiro #australiaday #thedish #parkes #astronomy #space #science
G’Day from Parkes!

The Parkes Observatory, just outside the central-west NSW town of Parkes, hosts the 64-metre Parkes radio telescope, one of the telescopes comprising the Australia Telescope National Facility.

An icon of Australian science, the Parkes radio telescope has been in operation since 1961 and continues to be at the forefront of astronomical discovery thanks to regular upgrades.

Astronomers from across Australia and around the world utilise the Parkes radio telescope to undertake world-class astronomical science. Affectionately known as ’the Dish’, the telescope operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 
#csiro #science #nature #research #environment #australia #kangaroos #space #astronomy #nationalfacility #animals #CSIROspace
G’Day from Parkes!

The Parkes Observatory, just outside the central-west NSW town of Parkes, hosts the 64-metre Parkes radio telescope, one of the telescopes comprising the Australia Telescope National Facility.

An icon of Australian science, the Parkes radio telescope has been in operation since 1961 and continues to be at the forefront of astronomical discovery thanks to regular upgrades.

Astronomers from across Australia and around the world utilise the Parkes radio telescope to undertake world-class astronomical science. Affectionately known as ’the Dish’, the telescope operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
#csiro #science #nature #research #environment #australia #kangaroos #space #astronomy #nationalfacility #animals #CSIROspace
From pixels to #planet... #Dwarfplanet. This animation showcases #Pluto through time. From the tiny point of light seen in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh, to images captured by the #hubblespacetelescope and finally to the #NewHorizons images sent back to Earth via our Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex. Image credits: NASA and Lowell Observatory Archives. #CSIROSpace.
From pixels to #planet... #Dwarfplanet. This animation showcases #Pluto through time. From the tiny point of light seen in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh, to images captured by the #hubblespacetelescope and finally to the #NewHorizons images sent back to Earth via our Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex. Image credits: NASA and Lowell Observatory Archives. #CSIROSpace.

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