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CSIRO's astronomy, spacecraft tracking and space science activities will be headed up by a new leader, with the announcement today that Dr Lewis Ball has been appointed as the incoming Chief for CSIRO's Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) division.
Australia has unveiled a new $155 million telescope that could start to capture radio images as soon as Friday.
The SKA Organisation Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Philip Diamond as Director General of the SKA Organisation.
By Luntz, Stephen Australian astronomers have successfully bid for a 10 Gb/s data link across the US. The link will be used to demonstrate the practicality of moving the enormous amounts of data produced by major telescopes over large distances.
Working from China, CSIRO astronomers have remotely controlled telescopes in three countries and streamed their data to CSIROâ€™s Parkes Observatory in New South Wales for processing in real time.
Astronomers have discovered a rare type of star called a pulsar that they believe is locked in an elongated orbit around a star much like the sun.
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) in Bonn have detected for the first time a molecule closely related to an amino acid: amino acetonitrile. The organic molecule was found with a 30 meter radio telescope in Spain and two radio interferometers in France and Australia in the "Large Molecule Heimat", a giant gas cloud near the galactic centre in the constellation Sagittarius (Astronomy & Astrophysics, in press).
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