Galaxy

Scientists measure slow death of the Universe

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

An international team of astronomers studying 200,000 galaxies has measured the energy generated within a large portion of space more precisely than ever before, discovering that it’s only half what it was 2 billion years ago and fading – the Universe is slowly dying.

Galaxy

What happens when cosmic giants meet galactic dwarfs?

Monday, 13 July 2015

New research from The University of Western Australia has shed new light on the way galaxies grow and evolve.

‘Live fast, die young’ galaxies lose the gas that keeps them alive

Monday, 2 February 2015

Galaxies can die early because the gas they need to make new stars is suddenly ejected, research published today suggests.

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Stanford Univ/N.Werner et al; Optical: DSS)

Carbon monoxide predicts ‘red and dead’ future of gas guzzler galaxy

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Astronomers have studied the carbon monoxide in a galaxy over 12 billion light years from Earth and discovered that it's running out of gas, quite literally, and headed for a ‘red and dead' future.

Black Hole (image supplied by NASA)

Australian scientists to ‘listen’ to the formation of black holes

Friday, 17 January 2014

Physicists from around the country have launched a nation-wide project that expands Australian participation in US and European gravitational wave research - and the ability to ‘listen' to the formation of black holes

Professor Peter Quinn

UWA tops WA science awards

Friday, 12 October 2012

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have again scooped the State’s annual Science Awards with world-renowned astrophysicist Professor Peter Quinn leading the accolades as the 2012 Scientist of the Year.