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Conquering the Winner's Curse for fast radio bursts

Conquering the Winner's Curse for fast radio bursts

CAASTRO astronomers have done the sums again on mysterious cosmic radio bursts, finding that they may have been more common earlier in the Universe’s history.

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Faint galaxies are the worst 'polluters'

Faint galaxies are the worst 'polluters'

We can use light from distant quasars to determine the nature of objects lying between us and the quasars, and also how material in the space between galaxies has changed over time.

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Breakthrough! A new era begins in astronomy

Breakthrough! A new era begins in astronomy

Twenty-five CAASTRO astronomers from eight institutions have contributed to a stunning breakthrough, announced today, that has brought gravitational-wave astronomy and conventional astronomy together.

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Press Release: Boosting the performance of big dishes

Press Release: Boosting the performance of big dishes

A special kind of radio-wave receiver called a phased-array feed can make possible new kinds of research with large single-dish radio telescopes, tests led by CAASTRO researchers have shown.

 

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Press Release: Astronomers spun up by galaxy-shape finding

Press Release: Astronomers spun up by galaxy-shape finding

For the first time astronomers have measured how a galaxy’s spin affects its shape.

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Press Release: Why massive galaxies don't dance in crowds

Press Release: Why massive galaxies don't dance in crowds

Heavyweight galaxies living in a dense crowd of galaxies tend to spin more slowly than their lighter neighbours, and an Australian-led team has found out why.

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Press Release: Dark Matter, we know where you are!

Press Release: Dark Matter, we know where you are!

New result rivals precision of cosmic microwave background measurements, supports view that dark matter and dark energy make up most of the cosmos.

 

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