Finding dark matter in the dark
University of Melbourne physicists are working in a laboratory 1000 metres below ground in a gold mine, to confirm the existence of mysterious dark matter
Supermassive black holes feed on cosmic jellyfish
A University of Melbourne astronomer joined an international team observing jellyfish galaxies 'feed' supermassive blackholes - watching our Universe evolve.
Supermassive black hole controls star birth
A supermassive black hole 5.7 billion light years away is producing hundreds of stars every year by apparently regulating bursts of hot gases
Equality in science: A mission still not accomplished
In the 1960s three African-American women helped put astronauts into orbit. Hidden Figures tells their story, but women in science are still battling inequality
To infinity and beyond
The past 18 months has seen incredible developments in our understanding of the universe. Here Pursuit revisits five of the biggest and previews what to expect.
Finding a needle in a space haystack
A University of Melbourne student has been given rare access to use the Spitzer Space Telescope, which she is using to explore early galaxies in the universe.
How Australian telescopes are ‘Capturing the Cosmos’
A new planetarium show narrated by Geoffrey Rush highlights two new frontiers in Australian astrophysics
A galaxy (very) far, far away
Researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered the most distant galaxy yet seen, at 13.4 billion light years away. And it’s a big one.
When a theoretical astrophysicist and a visual artist meet, things get complex
An art-science collaboration is providing new insights into complex systems and debunking the art versus science myth.
An astrophysicist meets The Martian
Does Ridley Scott's new movie pass the science test? Mars-obsessive and astrophysicist Dr Katie Mack finds out.