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  1. 15 February 2017 - Science Matters

    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

  2. 10 February 2017 - Science Matters

    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

  3. 21 December 2016 - Science Matters

    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.

  4. 13 December 2016 - Science Matters

    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.

  5. 1 April 2016 - Science Matters

    How Australian telescopes are ‘Capturing the Cosmos’

    A new planetarium show narrated by Geoffrey Rush highlights two new frontiers in Australian astrophysics

  6. 4 March 2016 - Science Matters

    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.

  7. 10 November 2015 - Science Matters

    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.

  8. 24 September 2015 - Science Matters

    An astrophysicist meets The Martian

    Does Ridley Scott's new movie pass the science test? Mars-obsessive and astrophysicist Dr Katie Mack finds out.